“An Act of Defiance” | NCJF’s Annual Film Festival 2018

May 9, 2018 Brookline $12.00 - $14.00
“An Act of Defiance”
“An Act of Defiance”

This rousing historical drama is based on the real events of the pivotal 1963 Rivonia Trial in apartheid South Africa when Nelson Mandela and nine of his black and Jewish compatriots faced possible death sentences, having been charged with conspiracy to commit sabotage and treason. White Afrikaner lawyer Bram Fischer (the excellent Peter Paul Muller) risks everything to defend the activists, all the while hiding his own ties to the resistance. A political thriller full of courtroom intrigue, the film is also a powerful exploration of the sacrifices required to stand against injustice. Winner of nine film festival audience and jury awards, including honors for best film, actor, actress, and script.

Special event commemorating Nelson Mandela’s centennial. Welcome by Dr. Judy-Ann Bigby, executive director of South Africa Partners.

Director: Jean van de Velde | Netherlands/South Africa | 2017 | 123 minutes | English & Afrikaans with English subtitles

Massachusetts premiere.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Coolidge Corner Theater
290 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
$14.00 General
$12.00 Senior, Student

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