David Gordon Green

George Washington

George Washington

Over the course of one hot summer, a group of children in the decaying rural South must confront a tangle of difficult choices. An ambitiously constructed, elegantly photographed meditation on adolescence, the first full-length film by director David Gordon Green features remarkable performances from an award-winning ensemble cast. George Washington is a startling and distinct work of contemporary American independent cinema.

Film Info

Special Features

  • Restored high-definition digital transfer, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • 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
  • Clu Gulager’s 1969 short film A Day with the Boys, which influenced George Washington
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Armond White and a director’s statement

New cover by Mike Chapman

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • Restored high-definition digital transfer, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • 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
  • Clu Gulager’s 1969 short film A Day with the Boys, which influenced George Washington
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Armond White and a director’s statement

New cover by Mike Chapman

George Washington
Cast
Candace Evanofski
Nasia
Donald Holden
George
Damien Jewan Lee
Vernon
Curtis Cotton III
Buddy
Rachael Handy
Sonya
Paul Schneider
Rico Rice
Eddie Rouse
Damascus
Credits
Director
David Gordon Green
Written by
David Gordon Green
Produced by
David Gordon Green
Produced by
Sacha W. Mueller
Produced by
Lisa Muskat
Executive producer
Sam Froelich
Director of photography
Tim Orr
Coproducers
Erin Aldridge
Coproducers
Craig Zobel
Production design
Richard Wright
Edited by
Steven Gonzales
Edited by
Zene Baker
Additional photography
Adam Stone
Additional photography
Karey Williams
Additional photography
Steve Pedulla
Music
Michael Linnen
Music
David Wingo

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George Washington’s Voice

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George Washington: These American Lives

George Washington: These American Lives

Presenting  five poor, black and white North Carolina preteens as they awaken to love and death, George Washington (2000) tells a common adolescent story, yet the film is distinguished by the poetic, ruminative style of its twenty-five-year-old …

By Armond White

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David Lowery’s Career-Long Kinship with George Washington

Under the Influence

David Lowery’s Career-Long Kinship with George Washington

The director behind one of the most acclaimed films of the year, A Ghost Story, explains how David Gordon Green’s poetic vision of adolescence opened his eyes to the possibilities of cinema.

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David Gordon Green on A Day with the Boys
David Gordon Green on A Day with the Boys

George Washington actor Curtis Cotton III and David Gordon Green

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