Event Date and time: October 29 | 8:45 PM – 10:45 PM
Event website: FILM AFRICA 2016 – A UNITED KINGDOM
Event cost: £13
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.