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The acclaimed 2000 drama George Washington is the first feature-length film by director David Gordon Green (Your Highness, The Sitter).
The film follows a group of kids growing up in a depressed rural town in North Carolina, as seen through the eyes of 12-year-old Nasia (Candace Evanofski). After breaking up with her show-off boyfriend Buddy (Curtis Cotton III), she withdraws from her delinquent friends and becomes romantically interested in a strange, introverted boy named George (Donald Holden) who is burdened by the fact that his skull never hardened after birth. Tragedy strikes when George accidentally kills Buddy, and the group, fearing punishment, decides to hide his body. In its aftermath, George takes up the unlikely role of town hero.
An ambitiously constructed, elegantly photographed meditation on adolescence, Green’s movie features fine performances by its award-winning, young ensemble cast.