A Dry White Season

Friday, 31 May

A Dry White Season

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Ben du Toit (Donald Sutherland) is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level. When his gardener's son is brutally beaten up by the police at a demonstration by black school children, he gradually begins to realize his own society is built on a pillar of injustice and exploitation.

A few Sunday's back we watched director Euzhan Palcy's first film in Joe's https://squ.at/r/71c7 Based on semi-autobiographical story it came directly from the perspective of the black students giving a sharp, but naive, view of the hard life in 1930s Martinique. A Dry White Season, takes more of the white perspective, what with a larger budget, a studio (she was the first black woman to direct for a major US studio) and stars in the cast - Marlon Brando comes out of retirement to play the highflying Lawyer, Zakes Mokae plays the black lawyer, Susan Sarandon, Michael Gambon, Janet Suzman are also here. However despite all this Palcy's expression means that it's much more sincere and blunt than similar films.

Open 20:00 | Film 20:30

English, Afrikaans | English subtitles | 106 mins

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Friday, 31 May, 2019 - 20:00


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Entrance through the garden, up stairs behind the Buddha. If stairs are a problem there is a properly accessible door (and WC) from the other side, but you'll probably need to contact folks to open it.

Screening the films we want to watch ourselves - and inviting you to join us.

Films are usually shown in Amsterdam, some with food beforehand, and always free.


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