A United Kingdom

  • The Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center 20 Terry Street Patchogue, NY, 11772 United States



Tues, Mar 28 - 2:00 P
Wed, Mar 29 - 7:30 P

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.

Read Campbell Dalglish's review here.

“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

“A rousing true love story that brings African history to life.” — Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

Directed by Guy Hibbert
Starring David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport
Running Time 1 hr 51 mins
Rating PG-13

General Admission: $9 * Students: $7 * Members: $6 * Children (12 & Under): $5