Movie summary as described by the Criterion Collection:
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.
Truly one of the most beautiful, affecting movies you will ever see. Made 14 years ago, do not miss this.