A United Kingdom (2016)
14 February @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
FILM STARTS AT 7.45PM. DOORS AND BAR OPEN 7:00PM.
Runtime: 1h 51min || Cert: 12 || Director: Amma Asante
Biography, Drama, Romance
One of the most remarkable true love stories you’ve probably never heard about, beautifully acted by Rosamund Pike and David Oleyowo. In the 1940s, Prince Khama of Botswana shocked the world when he married a London typist. It was love at first sight, they were soulmates, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments as well.
The South Africa government 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.
Tickets available online (http://bit.ly/fip-booknow), or from Celtic Gold (Peel), Shakti Man (Ramsey) and Thompson Travel (Port Erin) or on the door (unless sold out).
Country: Czech Republic | UK | USA
Production: Pathé, BBC Films, Ingenious Media, British Film Institute (BFI)
Starring: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton
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