A story that would go unnoticed in the hustle and bustle of New York City (eight million stories, you know) comes into an emotional focus in director Andrew Dosunmu’s Mother of George, an award-winning look at the culture, pressures and intimate lives of West African immigrants Ayodele (Isaach De Bankolé) and Adenike (Danai Gurira).
Blu-ray and DVD editions have been announced by Oscilloscope Laboratories for delivery to the domestic market place on Feb. 4, 2014. The ARR is 144 days and the arthouse theatrical showcase generated ticket sales of $137,500.
The two are young and in love, but as they attempt to build a family — the pressures from the relatives are omnipresent and culturally suffocating — they find, despite their ongoing best efforts, to be unsuccessful in their endeavors. They own a small (Nigerian) restaurant and by any “reasonable” standard, they would be successful, but without offspring their marriage; their lives … their very existence is at question.
Bonus features include filmmaker commentary and the featurette titled “A Human Story.”
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