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  • A Dry White Season

    1989. USA. Euzhan Palcy. 97 min.

Thursday, May 19, 2011, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • A Dry White Season

    1989. USA. Directed by Euzhan Palcy. Screenplay by Palcy, Colin Welland, based on the novel by André Brink. With Donald Sutherland, Susan Sarandon, Marlon Brando. Ben du Toit, a well-educated, prosperous white Afrikaner, is vaguely aware of the political and social drama swirling around him, and when his gardener’s son young son goes missing and Ben is asked to help, Ben feels confident the matter will ultimately remedy itself. But this is South Africa—specifically the Soweto Township in the 1970s, where school children stage nonviolent demonstrations demanding that lessons be taught in English and not in the limited Afrikaans language. When Ben’s own comfort is threatened and he witnesses systematic government corruption, he is forced to act. Brando was nominated for a Best Actor in a Supporting Role Oscar for his performance as an attorney battling the injustice of apartheid. 97 min.

In the Film exhibition Filmmaker in Focus: Euzhan Palcy

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