George Washington (#152)

Type: New Blu-Ray

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.


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


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

PLUS: An essay by critic Armond White and a director’s statement