Oscilloscope Laboratories acquired North American rights to Andrew Dosunmu’s lauded Sundance competition drama Mother of George in January, not long after its premiere at that festival, to critical-acclaim and enthusiastic audience response.

We just learned that the film will make its theatrical debut on September 13, 2013. Closer to that date, we should know more about the release strategy that Oscilloscope has planned for the film.

The poetic and moving drama stars Danai Gurira as Adenike, who weds the charismatic Ayodele (Isaach De Bankolé), the owner of a small Nigerian restaurant in Brooklyn. Their traditional wedding culminates in a ceremony where Adenike is named for her yet-to-be-conceived son, George. But as the months pass without pregnancy, Adenike faces uncomfortable and unfamiliar choices in her desperate struggle to save her marriage. 

Beautifully shot by award-winning cinematographer Bradford Young, the film co-stars Yaya Alafia and Tony Okungbowa

The film’s script was penned by Darci Picoult and produced by Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy of Parts & Labor as well as Matt ParkerCarly Hugo, Chris Maybach, Saemi Kim, along with Picoult and Okungbowa. 

Executive producers on the film include Ron Simons of SimonSays EntertainmentSaerom Kim of Maybach Film ProductionsJerry Tankersley, Laura Bernieri & Joseph Sorrentino of Fried Alligator Films and Rhea Scott & Fady Salamé.

I’m sure a first trailer is on the way, so stay tuned.

In the meantime,  read Zeba’s Sundance review of the film HERE: and read Dankwa’s Maryland Film Fest review of it HERE.