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2/4/14

Pick of the Week

Mother of George (Oscilloscope) — ***HTN’s Number 8 Film of 2013*** A small story of a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn becomes the material of Greek tragedy. Ayodele (Isaach De Bankolé) and Adenike (Danai Gurira) are trying to conceive their first child and Ayodele’s mother is hell-bent on a grandson, by any means necessary: the customs they bring from Nigeria mingle and clash with their burdened New York lives. Director Andrew Dosunmu and cinematographer Bradford Young firmly ground the characters in their story, their world, but bring them out with their use of color, camerawork and their consequent combined grace. They float just above the crowds they’re stuck in, the problems they face, doomed and blessed to be together forever. (Jesse Klein) Available: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant, iTunes

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