Controversial and celebrated South African drama “The Wound” (September 15 – September 21)

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Controversial and celebrated South African drama “The Wound” (September 15 – September 21)

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In this controversial and celebrated South African drama, a coming-of-age ritual that serves as a rite of passage into manhood within the Xhosa culture forces three men to grapple with their sexuality.

 

The Wound is an exploration of tradition and sexuality set amid South Africa’s Xhosa culture. Every year, the tribe’s young men are brought to the mountains of the Eastern Cape to participate in an ancient coming-of-age ritual. Xolani, a quiet and sensitive factory worker (played by openly gay musician Nakhane Touré), is assigned to guide Kwanda, a city boy from Johannesburg sent by his father to be toughened up, through this rite of passage into manhood. As Kwanda defiantly negotiates his queer identity within this masculine environment, he quickly recognizes the nature of Xolani’s relationship with fellow guide Vija. The three men commence a dangerous dance with each other and their own desires and, soon, the threat of exposure elevates the tension to breaking point.

 

Critic Quotes:

“A milestone in South African cinema.” – Variety

“A potent drama of sexual identity and divided loyalty.” – New York Times

“Intense and provocative.” – The Hollywood Reporter

 

 

Runtime: 88 minutes

Rating: UR

Director: John Trengone

Country: South Africa, Netherlands, Germany, France

Languages: English; Xhosa w/ English subtitles

 

Showtimes:

Friday, September 15: 3:10, 7:15

Saturday, September 16: 3:10, 9:20

Sunday, September 17: 11:00AM, 3:05

Monday, September 18: 1:05, 9:20

Tuesday, September 19: 3:10, 7:15

Wednesday, September 20: 3:10

Thursday, September 21: 3:10, 9:20

 

FILM TICKETS:

$11 General Admission / $8.50 Students & Seniors / $7.50 Members. Tickets available at box office or online:

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