A United Kingdom ~ 30th April 2017
Sunday 30th April at 7.00 p.m.
Admission: £3.50 ~ all seats unreserved. Doors open 30 min before screening.
Certificate 12A ~ 111 minutes.
Director: Amma Asante
Starring: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike and Tom Felton
The film is based on the true story of heir to the throne of Bechuanaland, Seretse Khama of the Bamangwate tribe, who studies in London immediately after World War II. There he meets a woman (Ruth Williams) whom he eventually marries, despite the protests of their families, and opposition from the British government, which is concerned about relations with South Africa and the stability of the entire region of Southern Africa.
Seretse discovers that the British have allowed a US mining corporation to prospect for precious stones, and is eager to make sure that, if anything is found, the exploitation of the country’s resources should solely be done by the people of Bechuanaland.
Seretse wants his people to support him as king and manages to win their backing, while the British government decides to exile him from his own country.
Doors open 30 min. before screenings for Front Row and Sunday cinema.
Ricks Café is open for tea, coffee and refreshments on Sundays for 30 min. prior to screenings.