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MOTHER OF GEORGE (Free Tickets/Filmmaker in Attendance)

Let's support the Philadelphia Film Festival screening of the Sundance Award-Winning MOTHER OF GEORGE. Filmmaker Andrew Dosunmu will be in attendance.

It's part of the PFF ON US promotion. Filmgoers can get 1 FREE TICKET for this screening. Get it now at

This visually sumptuous drama finds a young Nigerian-American woman struggling to reconcile a new life and marriage in New York with the traditions of her homeland.

Acclaimed photographer-turned-director Andrew Dosunmu’s film opens with a heady rush of the sights and sounds of a vibrant, traditional Yoruba wedding. Ayodele and Adenike are being married, and only after the ceremony is it apparent that the event is taking place not in Nigeria, but in Brooklyn. A recent immigrant, Adenike soon discovers her new life, like her wedding, is still dictated by the ways of her homeland, where wives are expected to conceive children, specifically boys, without delay. Months pass, and, much to the chagrin of her domineering mother-in-law, Adenike doesn’t get pregnant. As the pressure mounts, she makes a desperate decision, one that might save her marriage or tear it apart. Mother of George is a remarkable achievement for Dosunmu, who collaborated with two equally gifted artists in the making of the film. Darci Picoult’s script is rich with detail and life, beautifully captured in award-winning cinematographer Bradford Young’s images. Together, the three have crafted an emotional, immersive experience that is a marvel from start to end.


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  • Mike D.

    I'm sorry for anyone who came down and didn't get in. The movie opens November 22. Andrew (the filmmaker) is planning on coming down again so please support.

    October 26, 2013

  • Crystal

    Can anybody use a ticket? I just realized I can't make it...but I can email my ticket to anyone who needs it.

    October 25, 2013

    • Terrence

      I'm here at the Ritz now and the 30 Rush tickets are reserved for badge holders.

      October 25, 2013

    • Demi

      Did you get a ticket?

      October 25, 2013

  • Deneene

    Sorry to miss this!

    October 25, 2013

  • Mike D.

    Rush tickets will be available. Rush tickets will be made available 15 minutes prior to the screening. Rush tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, depending seat availability. Please plan on lining up at least 30 minutes in advance for rush tickets.

    1 · October 23, 2013

    • Terrence

      Tickets online are sold out. Will Rush tickets be the only way to get in on this day?

      October 23, 2013

  • Joyce A.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    October 23, 2013

  • Carolyn

    This event is sold out.

    October 22, 2013

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