The Fall/Winter Film Series at the NAGB continues this Thursday night, December 1, with the independent film, George Washington (2000). A feature film that only had limited theatrical release when it first debuted but has since go on to gain widespread praise from the critics.
The movie, directed by David Gordon Green, takes a hard look at the issues of poverty, and youth against the backdrop of a bleak North Carolina. George Washington follows five poor black and white, preteens as they awaken to the notion of life and death.
The film is an uncompromising work that at its core deals with the notion of memory and regret; a movie that captures the fragility of youth, and the importance of making the right choice no matter the age.
'George Washington' screens on December 1, at 7 p.m. All films are free to attend and to make your experience that much more enjoyable; we will be offering popcorn and refreshments for sale.