Screen/Society--Dinner and a Movie Series--"George Washington"
(David Gordon Green, 2000, 89 min, USA, in English, Color, Blu-Ray)
Over the course of one hot summer, a group of children in the decaying rural South must confront a tangle of difficult choices. An ambitiously constructed, elegantly photographed meditation on adolescence, the first full-length film by director David Gordon Green features remarkable performances from an award-winning ensemble cast. George Washington is a startling and distinct work of contemporary American independent cinema.
-- Winner for Best First Film at the 2000 NY Film Critics Circle Awards!
-- Winner for Best Actor and Best Director at the 2000 Newport International Film Festival!
-- "One of the most striking and affecting American independent films of the year, heralding the arrival of a formidable young talent in Green."- Los Angeles Times
The museum cafe opens for dinner at 5 PM on Thursdays. Enjoy ample parking, time to cool off, cafe dinner specials and reserved seating for the film. Cafe reservations can be made online at nasher.duke.edu or by calling 919-684-6032. The lecture hall will open for seating at 6:40 PM. The film begins at 7 PM.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Sponsors: The Nasher Museum of Art and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).