Sundance Cinemas continues with their Sundance Cinemas Houston Calendar Series. The programming team culls their choices from national and international film festivals for the best independent movies available in distribution. Every eight weeks a new calendar will be unveiled with new critically acclaimed and hard to see films.
July 11 – July 17
"Half Of A Yellow Sun"
RT: 111 mins
Olanna (Thandie Newton) and Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) are glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family. Upon returning to a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria after their expensive English education, the two women make very different choices.
Olanna shocks her family by going to live with her lover, the "revolutionary professor" Odenigbo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and his devoted houseboy Ugwu (John Boyega) in the dusty university town of Nsukka; Kainene turns out to be a fiercely successful businesswoman when she takes over the family interests, and surprises even herself when she falls in love with Richard (Joseph Mawle), an English writer.
Preoccupied by their romantic entanglements, and a betrayal between the sisters, the events of their life seem to loom larger than politics. However, they become caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war, in which the lgbo people fought an impassioned struggle to establish Biafra as an independent republic, ending in chilling violence which shocked the entire world. (c) Monterey Media
Matinee Adults – $9.00*
Evening Adults – $11.00*
Discounts available for Seniors, Students, Child tickets.
*An amenities fee is applied to the base ticket price based on the starttime for the film you are seeing.
Free Validated Parking available at the Theatre District Parking garage.
2014/07/11 - 2014/07/17
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