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Friday 08th September 2017
Opening Gala – A United Kingdom (12A)
OPENING GALA Catford Free Film Festival 2017
We are delighted to open the festival where we left off last year, in the amazing setting of St Laurence Church. This beautifully lit space is the ideal place to kick off this year’s festival.
Dress code -National Costume encouraged, but not essential
19:00 – Doors open – Licensed bar open for Gala reception
19:30 – Jembe Explosion
We open the festivities with a bang this year, we are pleased to be joined by Jembe Explosion, a rousing drumming collective typically performing Mandinka rhythms from Ancient Mali, West Africa
20:00 – A United Kingdom (12A) 1hr 51mins
The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.
Director: Amma Asante
FREE EVENT – No ticket required, first come gets the best seats