In the second iteration of “Re-viewed Film School” Ivan brings back filmmaker and cinephile Shahir Daud to talk about David Gordon Green’s George Washington, which—with its depiction of a lazy summer hanging out with impoverished kids in the rural south—had a huge impact on me personally at the turn of the millennium. The goal of this “film school” series is simple: revisit classic movies that often comprise a cinematic education and determine if they work beyond a purely intellectual capacity. In that regard, does George Washington still feel as profound 17 years later? What makes a movie pretentious? When does something transcend into art? Once again, Shahir provides a wide breadth of knowledge about the indie film scene and the prototypical “Film School” movie.
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