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  • bug spray available
  • food vendors on-site
  • live music
  • no dogs
  • picnics allowed


ABOUT THE FILM: 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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5:30 PM: Venue Opens
6:35 PM: Live Music by Mel
7:45 PM: Film
Post-film: Conversation with George Anthony Morton (Artist), Anousha Nzume (Producer), moderated by Brent Lang (Variety)
Rain Venue: Rain Venue: The Casino Theatre (10 Freebody Street, Newport); Please note that though our weekly film screenings do not require a RSVP, the back up rain venues are more limited in capacity than our outdoor venues. Seating at rain venues is not guaranteed and you will be seated on a first come, first served basis.
Parking: There will be parking offered on-site.
Run time: 83 min
Director: Rose Ruth Boesten
Producers: Roger Ross Williams, Anousha Nzume, Ilja Roomans
Cast: George Anthony Morton
Master of Light
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