A United Kingdom

Event Picture
Date: Mar 10 - Mar 23
Venue: Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
Location: 313 N. 13th Street
Time: Showtimes for the upcoming week are published on Tuesdays. Please check back for additional times as they are added.
Phone: (402) 472-5353

Well-acted, solidly crafted, and all-around worthy, opening at The Ross on Frida, March 10, A UNITED KINGDOM presents an absorbing look at a singular true-life love story. It's Mr. Oyelowo who truly makes “A UNITED KINGDOM” a deeper, more rewarding film. –Glenn Kenny, The New York Times Asante’s film, unlike other, more “traditional” Hollywood love stories, isn’t interested in the joys of falling in love so much as the ability to stay in love against heartbreaking odds. … The result is a rich, stirring look at one of modern society’s most enduring — and yes, inspirational — marriages, underpinned by political machinations that remain all too relevant. –Kate Erbland, IndieWIRE The opening title "Based on a true story" can cover a multitude of movie sins, but in “A UNITED KINGDOM,” it unlocks the door to a romantic drama that grows more remarkable by the minute. A UNITED KINGDOM is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, March 10 through Thursday, March 23. Show times are available at, by consulting your newspaper, or by calling the MRRMAC film information line at 402.472.5353. The Motion Picture Association of America has rated A UNITED KINGDOM PG-13 (for some language including racial epithets and a scene of sensuality). This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. 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 also 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.