Seasonal Special Happenings

It's a Family Affair

When: Wed., Feb. 5 and Fri., Feb. 7 2014

Lensed by Ain't Them Bodies Saints cinematographer Bradford Young, Mother of George centers on Adenike (The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira), an immigrant living in Brooklyn. Her overbearing mother-in-law insists she produce a grandchild, creating some degree of tension when Adenike fails to immediately get pregnant. In fact, the evil mother-in-law even pushes her son to find another woman to take her place. Yikes! Nigerian director Andrew Dosunmu opts for obtuse camera angles and extreme close-ups — sometimes to the point that it detracts from the storyline. Still, the movie, which came out last year, has gotten rave reviews across the board. It screens tonight at 7 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets are $9. (Niesel)

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