Amma Asante, UK, 111 min., in English with Spanish Subtitles
A United Kingdom is based on extraordinary true events. In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana —then known as Bechuanaland, a British protectorate— met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The latter 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.
“One of the great recent British films, which will send you out from the theater knowing a little more about the world and, just possibly, quietly determined to do a little better by it. I couldn’t recommend it more highly.”
Funciones Ami Cine Teatro
Saturday june 23 at 2:00 pm