A UNITED KINGDOM

, , | 2017 | 111 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Amma Assante, Steven Hall

Thursday March 23, 2017
Saturday March 25, 2017
Sunday March 26, 2017


$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Amma Assante, Steven Hall

David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Terry Pheto, Jack Davenport, Tom Felton, Abena Ayivor, Vusi Kunene

A UNITED KINGDOM is based on extraordinary true events. In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The latter had recently introduced the policy of apartheid and found the notion of a biracial couple ruling a neighboring country intolerable. South Africa threatened the British: either thwart the couple or be denied access to South African uranium and gold and face the risk of South Africa invading Botswana.aunitedkingdom2

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"An interracial romance between a British clerk and African royalty highights a historical flashpoint and offers a primo acting showcase for Oyelowo and Pike. It's a defiant cry from the heart." -Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"Vividly depicted by Oyelowo and Pike, the noble pair show that sometimes love and determination can make a difference." -Peter Keough, Boston Globeaunitedkingdom1

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