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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Film Screenings

Mar 12, 2022
1:00pm2:23pm
Mar 13, 2022
3:45pm5:08pm
Mar 13, 2022
4:15pm5:38pm
Mar 14, 9:00am CDT – Mar 16, 9:00am CDT
9:00am10:23am
Availability:United States
Mar 16, 2022
3:45pm5:08pm
Mar 16, 2022
4:15pm5:38pm
Mar 19, 2022
5:45pm7:08pm

Credits

Director:

Rosa Ruth Boesten

Executive Producer:

Jody Allen, Rocky Collins, Jannat Gargi, Ruth Johnston, Geoff Martz

Producer:

Roger Ross Williams, Anousha Nzume, Ilja Roomans

Cinematographer:

Jurgen Lisse

Editor:

Ephraim Kirkwood

Sound Designer:

Mike Frank

Music:

Gary Gunn

Principal Cast:

George Anthony Morton

Additional Credits:

Sound Recordist: Clifton Dumas, Supervisor editor: Enat Sidi, Assistant Editor: Francesca Sharper, Grading: Will Cox

Contact

Publicity Contact:

Clara Anne Darragh
clareanne@frankpublicity.com

Details

Primary Entry:
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Secondary Entry:
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Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary, Family

Screening Section:

Documentary Feature Competition presented by IMAX

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

Netherlands, United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

83 mins