Shared Interest to Host Exclusive New York City Screening of “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom”

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Idris Alba as Mandela

[Global: Africa]

WHAT: Shared Interest, a leading New York-based nonprofit social investment fund working in southern Africa, will host an exclusive New York City pre-screening of MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, an epic film based on the extraordinary life of Nelson Mandela. The charitable film screening will be the first opportunity for the public to watch the film in New York City before officially opening in late-November.

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is the much-anticipated motion picture based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name. Starring actor Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela, this inspirational film chronicles Mandela’s humble early life in rural South Africa to become the country’s first democratically-elected president through his transformational leadership to rebuild a nation. Directed by Justin Chadwick, the film is produced by Anant Singh, who is recognized as South Africa’s pre-eminent film producer of some of the most powerful anti-apartheid films.

The film screening is in collaboration with South Africa’s Department of Arts and Culture. The Reception Partners are Madiba Restaurant and Wines of South Africa.

Tickets are available for VIP tickets, $50 (includes 90 minute pre-reception with music, wine and light fare); General Admission tickets, $35

To purchase tickets, please visit www.sharedinterest.org. Group tickets are available for purchase.

Proceeds from the screening will support Shared Interest’s mission to mobilize resources for Southern Africa's economically disenfranchised communities to sustain themselves and build equitable nations. Since 1994, Shared Interest’s loan guarantees and technical support have benefited more than two million black South Africans – the majority of them women. Shared Interest has never lost a cent of its investors’ interest or principal.

WHO: Donna Katzin, Executive Director of Shared Interest.

Danny Schechter, freedom fighter and award-winning journalist and filmmaker of a behind-the-scenes documentary on MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM and wrote a companion book, Madiba A-Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela.

WHEN: Monday, November 18, 2013.     

5:30pm – 9:30pm – VIP Reception and screening

6:45 pm – 9:30pm – General Admission. Film begins promptly at 7:00pm

WHERE: AMC Loews Lincoln Square Theatre, 1998 Broadway (between 68th St & 67th Streets), New York City

For more information, please visit www.sharedinterest.org. To learn more about the film, please visit http://mandelafilm.com

 

 

 

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