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Penn Humanities Forum Screenings
New Black Cinematography: Films of Bradford Young

Mother of George

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Wednesday 1/21
6:00 pm
FREE Please RSVP if you plan to attend

FOR FILMS AND EVENTS PRESENTED BY IHP, Tickets ARE Also Available From the IHP Box Office, which is normally open Tue-Sat from noon-8pm (or, for events outside of those times, from one hour before until one hour after the scheduled starting time).  call 215-387-5125, menu option 2. 

FREE event! RSVPs are nearly full, but additional spots for walk-in guests may be available right before the event begins

Presented by Penn Humanities Forum in collaboration with Penn Cinema Studies and International House Philadelphia

Prior to the screening there will be a conversation between Bradford Young and a distinguished panel of Philadelphia filmmakers and film scholars: Louis Massiah (Scribe Video Center), and Salamishah Tillet (UPenn). They will discuss the work of contemporary Black cinematography and new tools and techniques of racial representation in film and video. 

Mother of George 
dir. Andrew Dosunmu, Nigeria/USA, 2013, DCP, English, Yoruba w/ English subtitles, 107 min.

‘Adenike and Ayodele (The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira and veteran actor Isaach De Bankolé) are a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn. 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. “[A] beautiful, vibrant, and moving portrait of a couple whose joys and struggles are at once intimate and universal.”—Oscilloscope. Winner of the Best Cinematography Award, U.S. Dramatic at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. 

Followed by a Q&A with Bradford Young.