MOTHER OF GEORGE AND ITS DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER COME TO BELCOURT THEATRE
AS PART OF SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL USA, THURSDAY, JAN. 31
Special Night of Film and Dialogue Features Filmmaker Andrew Dosunmu and Producer Matt Parker
Direct from its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, the riveting MOTHER OF GEORGE will screen at the Belcourt Theatre, Thursday, Jan. 31 for Sundance Film Festival USA, a special one-night-only screening event that brings the Festival experience to Nashville.
Director Andrew Dosunmu and producer Matt Parker will attend and participate in an audience Q&A following the 7 p.m. screening. Sundance Institute created Sundance Film Festival USA in 2010 in an effort to bring the Festival experience to film-loving audiences across the country.
The Belcourt Theatre is one of only nine venues selected as an ‘outpost’ for the prestigious film festival.
Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase at belcourt.org or at the theatre’s box office.
“Continuing our partnership with the Sundance Film Festival as part of Sundance Film Festival USA is a real honor. This story of immigration, family and the ties of tradition are themes that will resonate with many Nashvillians,” says Stephanie Silverman, executive director of the Belcourt Theatre. “We look forward to introducing filmmaker Andrew Dosunmu to Nashville audiences and to welcoming back Nashville native and producer Matt Parker. Matt is co-producer of the Academy Award nominated BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, and we couldn't be more excited to share his newest project with a hometown audience.”
Nominated for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize, MOTHER OF GEORGE tells the story of a young woman, Janet, who is brought to New York from her South African Basotho community by her longtime fiancé, who owns an African restaurant in Brooklyn. Eager to uphold their mutual Basotho culture, the two have a traditional Basotho wedding, in which Janet is named for her yet-to-be-conceived son, George. After multiple pregnancy attempts fail, Janet’s desperation intensifies, and she stops at nothing to give her husband his much-awaited son.