Event Date and time: October 29 | 8:45 PM – 10:45 PM

Venue details: Ritzy Cinema | Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane London, SW2 1JG

Organisers: Film Africa0203 073 8337 | |

The Royal African Society | 20 3073 8335 |

Event website: FILM AFRICA 2016 – A UNITED KINGDOM

Event cost: £13

Dir. Amma Asante
UK. 2016. 110 mins. English. 12A

Fresh from its world premiere in Toronto International Film Festival and opening the London Film Festival, A United Kingdom is the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the king of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker that he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, apartheid and empire -their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world. David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike give powerful performances full of chemistry, while Amma Asante cements her role as the filmmaker bringing black historical stories into the mainstream.

Film Africa is the Royal African Society’s  annual festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent. Launched in 2011, Film Africa is now the UK’s largest festival of African film and culture. Every year, Film Africa brings London audiences a core programme of fiction and documentary films alongside a vibrant series of accompanying events, including director Q&As, panel discussions, talks, workshops, master classes, family activities and Film Africa LIVE! music nights.
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