Mother of George

Danai Gururia (AMC’s The Walking Dead, Black Panther) and veteran actor Isaach De Bankolé (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, White Material) star as newly-wed Nigerian couple Adenike and Ayodele. Following the joyous celebration of the their wedding, complications arise out of their inability to conceive a child – a problem that devastates their family and defies cultural expectations, leading Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save her family or destroy it. Acclaimed director Andrew Dosumnu (Restless City) and Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Bradford Young (Arrival, Selma) captures the nuances of this unique and fascinating culture by creating a beautiful, vibrant, and moving portrait of a couple whose joys and struggles are at once intimate and universal.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:20 pm

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Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
Presenter Phone: 9147475555
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Sponsor Message

This series is presented with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts.