A UNITED KINGDOM
OPENS FRIDAY, FEB. 24
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David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star in this drama based on true events. In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. In the wake of World War II, he sensed the opportunity for change within a weakening Empire, and she saw the possibilities for women’s equality. But their proposed marriage was challenged, not only by their families, but also by the British and South African governments. South Africa had recently introduced apartheid and, to avoid having a neighboring country ruled by a biracial couple, it threatened to deny Britain access to its valuable uranium and gold. Seretse and Ruth fought for their right to love, changing their nations and inspiring the world. Writer: Guy Hibbert. Director: Amma Asante. (UK 2016) 105 min.
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