HBO Documentary Films MASTER OF LIGHT Debuts November 16

HBO Documentary Films MASTER OF LIGHTdirected by director Rosa Ruth Boesten, debuts WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (8:30-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. The film had its world premiere at SXSW and was selected as the winner of the Grand Jury Award for Documentary Feature. It was also selected as Best First Feature at the Sheffield DocFest and Best Documentary Feature at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

Synopsis: George Anthony Morton is a classical painter who spent ten years in federal prison for drug trafficking. During his incarceration, he nurtured his art and his unique artistic ability. Since his release, he has done everything he can to challenge society’s unequal playing field and take on the white-dominated art world. Now he’s on a trip back to his hometown of Kansas City, where he’s trying to heal the broken relationship with his mother and paint family members in the style of the Dutch Old Masters. The return home forces George to confront his past in his quest to rewrite the script of his life and discover the contribution of African influences to the realist tradition.

Credits: A One Story Up and Docmakers & Vulcan Productions production. Directed by Rosa Ruth Boesten; produced by Roger Ross Williams, Ilja Roomans and Anousha Nzume; executive produced by Jody Allen, Ruth Johnston, Rocky Collins, Jannat Gargi and Geoff Martz.

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