George Washington

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A bold, ambitious first feature by David Gordon Green, this fiercely independent effort chronicles young slum life in a more experimental vein than modern viewers usually use. Recalling the work of filmmakers as diverse as Terrence Malick and Harmony Korine in its unconventional tactics, the film eventually wears out its welcome, especially after its crucial turning point is revealed. However, it retains significant dignity throughout, and Green's surprising grasp of visual ...
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Special Features

Audio commentary by director David Gordon Green, cinematographer Tim Orr, and actor Paul Schneider Deleted scene, with commentary by Green, Orr, and Schneider Two student shorts by Green: Pleasant Grove (1997), with commentary by Green, Orr, and Schneider, and Physical Pinball (1998) Charlie Rose interview with Green from 2001 Interviews with cast members from a 2001 reunion Glu Gulager's 1969 short film A Day With The Boys, which influenced George Washington Trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
A bold, ambitious first feature by David Gordon Green, this fiercely independent effort chronicles young slum life in a more experimental vein than modern viewers usually use. Recalling the work of filmmakers as diverse as Terrence Malick and Harmony Korine in its unconventional tactics, the film eventually wears out its welcome, especially after its crucial turning point is revealed. However, it retains significant dignity throughout, and Green's surprising grasp of visual storytelling is highly in evidence here. The film was created using non-professional actors a device that is terrific in theory, but its execution is suspect, and filmed using natural light, which gives it a rich, documentary-like feel. Unlike the recent Dogma 95 movement, however, its roots in conventional filmmaking techniques are strongly apparent, as its evocative Cinemascope 35mm implementation indicates. An easier picture to admire than to genuinely "like," George Washington nonetheless stands out amidst a sea of impersonal, crudely made independent collection of late. Jason Clark
All Movie Guide - Jason Clark
A bold, ambitious first feature by David Gordon Green, this fiercely independent effort chronicles young slum life in a more experimental vein than most modern movies. Recalling the work of filmmakers as diverse as Terrence Malick and Harmony Korine in its unconventional tactics, the film eventually wears out its welcome, especially after its crucial turning point is revealed. However, it retains significant dignity throughout, and Green's surprising grasp of visual storytelling is highly in evidence here. The film was created using non-professional actors (a device that is terrific in theory, but its execution is suspect), and filmed using natural light, which gives it a rich, documentary-like feel. Unlike the recent Dogma 95 movement, however, its roots in conventional filmmaking techniques are strongly apparent, as its evocative Cinemascope 35mm implementation indicates. An easier picture to admire than to genuinely "like," George Washington nonetheless stands out amidst a sea of impersonal, crudely made independent films.
Village Voice - J. Hoberman
...the year's most fascinating American indie...
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert

The mood and feel of the film have been compared to the work of Terence Malick...But this is not a copy of Malick; it is simply in the same key. Like Malick's "Days of Heaven," it is not about plot, but about memory and regret. It remembers a summer that was not a happy summer, but there will never again be a summer so intensely felt, so alive, so valuable.
Los Angeles Times
...so refreshingly distinctive in its bold lyricism that you can easily get carried away by it.... George Washinton is one of the most striking and affecting American independent films of the year, heralding the arrival of a formidable young talent in Green. Kevin Thomas

...the year's most fascinating American indie...
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/11/2014
  • UPC: 715515114219
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1A
  • Presentation: Bonus DVD
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 195

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Candace Evanofski
Donald Holden
Paul Schneider
Curtis Cotton III
Rachel Handy
Damien Jewan Lee
Technical Credits
David Gordon Green Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Zene Baker Editor
David Wingo Score Composer
Sam Froelich Executive Producer
Steven Gonzales Editor
Michael Linnen Score Composer
Sacha Mueller Producer
Lisa Muskat Producer
Tim Orr Cinematographer
Richard A. Wright Production Designer
R. Craig Zobel Co-producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- George Washington
1. Me And My Friends [6:31]
2. The Yard [5:37]
3. Looking Out For Buddy [6:39]
4. The Bible Or Shakespeare [5:15]
5. Questions [3:15]
6. The Pool [3:57]
7. "I Will Break Your Heart" [11:17]
8. First Of July [6:39]
9. Hero [3:30]
10. Hugs And Kisses [2:39]
11. Duh Da Nuh Na [5:16]
12. Endurance [8:54]
13. Dogs [4:40]
14. Fourth Of July [8:58]
15. Fireworks [6:55]
1. Color Bars [:20]
1. Chapter 1 [14:54]
1. Chapter 1 [20:27]
1. Chapter 1 [17:54]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- George Washington
   Play The Movie
   Chapters
   Commentary
      Commentary: On
      Commentary: Off
   :Finding Clues
      Pleasant Grove
         Chapters
            Play
            Play With Commentary
      :Physical Pinball
         Chapters
            Play
      A Day With The Boys
         Chapters
            Play
   Mysteries Made
      Deleted Scene
         Play
         Play With Commentary
      Cast Reunion
      David Gordon Green On Charlie Rose
      Trailer
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