Film Nights 2019
A UNITED KINGDOM
Friday 11th January, 7.30 pm.
Directed by Amma Asante, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, a true story based on the book “Colour Bar” by Susan Williams.
In the late 1940s, Prince Seretse Khama of Bechuanaland is studying law in Britain in preparation for his eventual ascension to the throne. There he falls in love with a white British clerk, Ruth Williams, and they plan to marry. While they suspect that his uncle, the Regent, would disapprove, nothing prepares them for the diplomatic firestorm and domestic political tumult their marriage would spark. Not only is the population leery of a white Briton as their Queen, the opposition is even more unyielding from the British who hold their land as a protectorate, and are fearful of South Africa's racist backlash to this affront to their apartheid domination. Against all odds, King Khama and Ruth must struggle to maintain their love and help their people in a land that would become the Republic of Botswana.
2016, cert. 12A, 111 mins.
All welcome, refreshments provided, donations to hall funds.
Forthcoming dates: Friday 25th January, Friday 8th February,
further dates and films to be announced soon!
or telephone 01573 460254