A United Kingdom is based on extraordinary true events. In 1947, Seretse
Khama, the King of Botswana, 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. This beautifully told love story cuts across continents and tells
a chapter of history few are aware of.
(NR) 1 Hr. 42 Min. (Digital) In Spanish and English with English subtitles (Romance, Comedy)
(Gael Garcia Bernal), a fun-loving, charismatic actor wakes up one morning to
realize that his wife Susana (Veronica Echegui) has left him without a word or
warning, and he wants to understand why. His certainty that things were great
between them erodes as he speaks with everyone who may know where she is. After
he discovers that she’s at a writer's workshop in Iowa. Eligio gets on a plane
from his native Mexico City to go after her. A fish out of water in the
Midwestern university town, Eligio discovers Susana has started a relationship
with a poet. There are arguments, and a fun, joyful and romantic reconciliation
until the antics that made Susana leave him in the first place, begin to
surface once again.
(PG-13) 2 Hrs. 5 Min. (Digital) In Arabic with English Subtitles (Drama, Mystery & Suspense)
2017 Academy Award-winner for Best Foreign Language Film, a young Iranian
couple, Ranaa and Emad, is forced to leave their collapsing house. The two, who
happen to be performers rehearsing for Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman,
rent a new apartment from one of their fellow performers, unaware of the fact
that the previous tenant had been a woman of ill repute having many clients. By
a nasty turn of events one of the clients pays a visit to the apartment one
night while Ranaa is alone at home taking a bath and the aftermath turns the
peaceful life of the couple upside down. Directed
by Asghar Farhadi, who also helmed the Oscar-winning feature A Separation.
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