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Summer Film Series: "Invictus"

12aug7:00 pm10:00 pmSummer Film Series: "Invictus"

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Summer Film Series: “Invictus”

The third movie of our 2022 Summer Film Series will be “Invictus.” This biographical sports film from 2009 is filled with rich history and thought-provoking drama.

This movie tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela, in his first term as President of South Africa, joined forces with the Captain of South Africa’s rugby team to help unite their country. President Mandela knows his nation remains divided in the wake of Apartheid, which makes this unique mission all the more valuable. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s rugby team as they make their way to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship. “Invictus” is rated PG-13, and is 2 hours and 14 minutes long.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as we enjoy this film under the stars. Games and free refreshments (while supplies last) will begin at 7 p.m., and the movie will start just after sundown. You may bring your coolers, but please no pets or glass containers.

This movie is being shown in conjunction with our newest exhibit Mandela: The Official Exhibition. This major global exhibition explores the life of one of the world’s most famous freedom fighters and political leaders. The epic story of Nelson Mandela is told in a series of experiential galleries from his rural childhood home, through years of turbulent struggle against the Apartheid regime, to his eventual vindication and final years as South Africa’s first democratically elected president. Visitors will learn about why he is still such an important figure, as the exhibit explores his fight for racial equality, his uncanny ability to forgive, and his tireless work to unify South Africa. Mandela’s values and commitment to making the world a better place are just as vital now as they were during his lifetime. His is a story that can educate and inspire all who experience it. This exhibit will be on display in the Ansary Gallery of American History until April 23, 2023.



August 12, 2022 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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