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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


Cutie And The Boxer (Starz/Anchor Bay) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant, iTunes

Pit Stop (Wolfe Video) — Available: DVD, Amazon Instant, iTunes

Have Not Seen Yet But Really/Kinda/Sorta/Maybe Wanna

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (Lionsgate) — Available: DVD

Blood Brother (Docurama) — Available: DVD, Amazon Instant, iTunes

Dallas Buyers Club (Universal) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD with UltraViolet, Amazon Instant, iTunes

About Time (Universal) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD with UltraViolet, Amazon Instant, iTunes

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Michael Tully is an award-winning writer/director whose films have garnered widespread critical acclaim, his projects having premiered at some of the most renowned film festivals across the globe. He is also the former (and founding) editor of this site. In 2006, Michael's first feature, COCAINE ANGEL, chronicling a tragic week in the life of a young drug addict, world premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film immediately solidified the director as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s "25 New Faces of Independent Film,” a reputation that was reinforced a year later when his follow-up feature, SILVER JEW, a documentary capturing the late David Berman's rare musical performances in Tel Aviv, world-premiered at SXSW and landed distribution with cult indie-music label Drag City. In 2011, Michael wrote, directed, and starred in his third feature, SEPTIEN, which debuted at the 27th annual Sundance Film Festival before being acquired by IFC Films' Sundance Selects banner. A few years later, in 2014, Michael returned to Sundance with the world premiere of his fourth feature, PING PONG SUMMER, an ‘80s set coming-of-age tale that was quickly picked up for theatrical distribution by Gravitas Ventures. In 2018, Michael wrote and directed the dread-inducing genre film DON'T LEAVE HOME, which has been described as "Get Out with Catholic guilt in the Irish countryside" (IndieWire). The film premiered at SXSW and was subsequently acquired by Cranked Up Films and Shudder.

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