Screening of Mother of George at Alphabet City
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It is a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. To view more details about all of the events that are scheduled, visit the City of Asylum @ Alphabet City website.
Sembène Film Festival: Mother of George
Thursday, May 10 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Come to a free screening of Mother of George presented by Sembène – The Film & Art Festival. A stunningly imagined account of African immigrant life in present-day Brooklyn, Mother of George is a film with a visual manner so unusual and forcefully elaborated. The film is the story of Adenike and Ayodele, a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn. Following the joyous celebration of their wedding, complications arise out of their inability to conceive a child – a problem that devastates their family and defies cultural expectations, leading Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save her family or destroy it.