Out of Africa and Onto the Silver Screen

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Ike is a new bride navigating her role as a wife, and hopefully a mother, in a multigenerational Nigerian family living in Brooklyn. Photo: BAM

In “Mother of George,” now showing at BAM, Ike is a new bride navigating her role as a wife, and hopefully a mother, in a multigenerational Nigerian family living in Brooklyn. Photo: BAM

The cinematography in Mother of George is hands down some of the most stunning work you will see all year at the movies, or at least it will be if you make your way to BAM by Thursday, Sept. 26. It is the nuanced tale of a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn that begins on their wedding day and documents the for betters and for worsts (overbearing mother-in-law included) that the two face after the “I do’s” are over. Old-world African traditionalism and new American ideals like individualism are juxtaposed against one another by director Andrew Dosunmu and screenwriter Darci Picoult to great effect. Do yourself a favor and go see it before it’s gone, as we guarantee people will be talking about this film over the next few months heading into award season.

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