Cinematique Presents: "A United Kingdom"

Feb 23, 2017

Monday, April 17 - Wednesday, April 19

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday - Wednesday at 7 pm

Wednesday at 4 pm

A United Kingdom is a powerful testament to the defiant and enduring love story of Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana) and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face to Malan’s apartheid-riven South Africa and to the royal traditions of Seretse’s own people. As the international diplomatic crisis escalates, the British Government sets out to do everything in its power to drive the couple apart. Director Amma Asante follows her previous film Belle with another elegant, impassioned drama that also reveals a painful episode in the history of British race relations and imperial politics. (Rated PG-13, runtime 111 minutes)

From the critics:

The result is a rich, stirring look at one of modern society's most enduring -- and yes, inspirational -- marriages, underpinned by political machinations that remain all too relevant.

-Kate Erbland indieWire

An interracial romance between a British clerk and African royalty highights a historical flashpoint and offers a primo acting showcase for Oyelowo and Pike. It's a defiant cry from the heart.

-Peter Travers Rolling Stone

Read more about A United Kingdom HERE.

For ticket information, call the Thalian Box Office, Monday - Saturday, 2PM-6PM,  910-632-2285 or visit at 310 Chestnut Street. Advance ticket purchase available – no extra charge to purchase in advance by phone or in person at the Thalian Box Office. Tickets are also available at the Thalian Hall Website.

Admission is $7 (+ tax and $1 ticketing fee )