George Washington


1h 29m 2000

Brief Synopsis

The story of a group of kids growing up in a depressed rural town in North Carolina, as seen through the eyes of 12-year-old Nasia. After breaking up with her show-off boyfriend Buddy, she withdraws from her delinquent friends and becomes romantically obsessed with a strange, introverted boy named George who is burdened by the fact that his skull never hardened after birth. Tragedy strikes when one of George's friends is accidentally killed and the group, fearing punishment, decides to hide the body. In its aftermath, George is put in the unlikely role as town hero.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Drama
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Cowboy Pictures
Location
North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

The story of a group of kids growing up in a depressed rural town in North Carolina, as seen through the eyes of 12-year-old Nasia. After breaking up with her show-off boyfriend Buddy, she withdraws from her delinquent friends and becomes romantically obsessed with a strange, introverted boy named George who is burdened by the fact that his skull never hardened after birth. Tragedy strikes when one of George's friends is accidentally killed and the group, fearing punishment, decides to hide the body. In its aftermath, George is put in the unlikely role as town hero.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Drama
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Cowboy Pictures
Location
North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States July 27, 2001

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States April 2000

Released in United States Fall October 27, 2000

Released in United States February 2000

Released in United States July 2000

Released in United States June 2000

Released in United States November 2000

Released in United States November 24, 2000

Released in United States September 2000

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Forum) February 9-20, 2000.

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film September 1-10, 2000.

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 16 - November 12, 2000.

Shown at Hawaii International Film Festival (in competition) November 3-19, 2000.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Shown at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival April 13-18, 2000.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 22 - October 9, 2000.

Shown at Newport International Film Festival (in competition) June 6-11, 2000.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Discovery) September 7-16, 2000.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 22 - October 5, 2000.

Feature directorial debut for David Gordon Green.

Cowboy Booking is distributing this film as part of a co-acquisition venture with Antidote Films under the banner Code Red.

aspect ratio 2.35:1

Filmed during Summer 1999.

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 16 - November 12, 2000.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 22 - October 9, 2000.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 22 - October 5, 2000.)

Released in United States February 2000 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Forum) February 9-20, 2000.)

Released in United States April 2000 (Shown at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival April 13-18, 2000.)

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at Newport International Film Festival (in competition) June 6-11, 2000.)

Co-winner of the Discovery Award for Best First Feature at the 2000 Toronto Film Festival.

Winner of the 2000 award for Best First Feature from the New York Film Critics Cirle.

Winner of three awards at the 2000 Newport International Film Festival, including Best Dramatic Film, Best Director and Best Actor (entire ensemble).

Released in United States November 2000 (Shown at Hawaii International Film Festival (in competition) November 3-19, 2000.)

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film September 1-10, 2000.)

Released in United States Fall October 27, 2000

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Discovery) September 7-16, 2000.)

Expanded Release in United States July 27, 2001

Released in United States November 24, 2000 (Nuart; Los Angeles)