credit: Jurgen Lisse
Master of Light
George Anthony Morton is a classical painter who spent ten years in federal prison for dealing drugs. While incarcerated, he nurtured his craft and unique artistic ability. Since his release, he is doing everything he can to defy society's unlevel playing field and tackle the white-dominant art world.
Now, he is on a journey back to his hometown of Kansas City, where he tries to heal the broken relationship with his mother-- who's in-and-out of jail-- and paint family members in the style of the Dutch Old Masters.
Going back forces George to face his past in his quest to rewrite the script of his life and discover the contribution of African influences to the realist tradition.
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Rosa Ruth Boesten
Jody Allen, Rocky Collins, Jannat Gargi, Ruth Johnston, Geoff Martz
Roger Ross Williams, Anousha Nzume, Ilja Roomans
George Anthony Morton
Sound Recordist: Clifton Dumas, Supervisor editor: Enat Sidi, Assistant Editor: Francesca Sharper, Grading: Will Cox