Oscilloscope Laboratories will release Andrew Dosunmu’s lauded Sundance competition drama entry Mother of George on September 13, 2013 – likely in a limited release to start.
The visually-stunning (shot by Bradford Young), heartbreaking drama stars Danai Gurira as Adenike, who weds the charismatic Ayodele (Isaach De Bankolé), the owner of a small Nigerian restaurant in Brooklyn. Their traditional wedding culminates in a ceremony where Adenike is named for her yet-to-be-conceived son, George. But as the months pass without pregnancy, Adenike faces uncomfortable and unfamiliar choices in her desperate struggle to save her marriage.
Yaya Alafia and Tony Okungbowa co-star.
The film’s script was penned by Darci Picoult and produced by Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy of Parts & Labor as well as Matt Parker, Carly Hugo, Chris Maybach, Saemi Kim, along with Picoult and Okungbowa.
Executive producers on the film include Ron Simons of SimonSays Entertainment; Saerom Kim of Maybach Film Productions; Jerry Tankersley, Laura Bernieri & Joseph Sorrentino of Fried Alligator Films and Rhea Scott & Fady Salamé.
I saw the film about a month ago, here in NYC, and will share my thoughts closer to its release. In the meantime, read Zeba Blay’s Sundance review of the film HERE: as well as Dankwa’s Maryland Film Festival review of it HERE.
Also, Jasmin interviewed star Danai Gurira this week, and that wonderful conversation was posted earlier today HERE if you missed it.
The film’s lush first trailer debuted a week ago, and is embedded below for those who haven’t seen it. But first, a brand-new poster has been released and it follows: