Master of Light

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The Winner of the SXSW 2022 Documentary Feature Grand Jury Award, Master of Light highlights George Anthony Morton, 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. George faces his demons when he returns to his hometown, Kansas City. He does so by painting his family members. Diving deeper into his soul with every brushstroke, George shines a bright light on racial injustice; on the intergenerational trauma that, inescapably, comes with it. What emerges is a deeply personal tour de force, and a powerful, positive portrait of an artist.


Touring with the Film

Twyana Davis (Artist, Represent Justice Ambassador) is a creative artist, inspirational speaker and playwright born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. Her art pieces are thought provoking and heart felt. Twyana’s vision is to bring light to a wide range of issues from overcoming trauma, to injustice in the justice system, system-impacted people, and social injustice. From an early age, Twyana has been a creative thinker who pushes others to think outside of the box. In 2016, she transitioned from creative thinking to creative works of art on canvas, and in theater plays and is blazing a trail for other artists.


Alabama - Louisiana - Mississippi Circuit
Sunday, March 10, 2024: Jackson, MS - Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Wednesday, March 13, 2024: Birmingham, AL - Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema 
Thursday, March 14, 2024: Hanceville, AL - Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College 

Kentucky - Tennessee Circuit

Tuesday, March 5, 2024: Lexington, KY - The Living Arts & Science Center
Thursday, March 7, 2024: Bowling Green, KY - Western Kentucky University
Saturday, March 9, 2024: Nashville, TN - Global Education Center