Cry Freedom
Screened in April 2012
Director: Richard Attenborough. Cast: Kevin Kline, Denzel Washington, Penelope Wilton, Juanita Waterman, Josette Simon, John Thaw, Kevin McNally, John Matshikiza, Zakes Mokae, Kate Hardie, Sophie Mgcina, Timothy West, Miles Anderson, David Trevena, Robert Phillips, Julian Glover, John Hargreaves, Joseph Marcell. Screenplay: John Briley (based on the books Biko and Asking for Trouble by Donald Woods).
Twitter Capsule: Heartfelt but plodding pedagogy about apartheid followed by effulgent, misplaced suspense around white family's escape

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actor: Denzel Washington
Best Original Score: George Fenton & Jonas Gwangwa
Best Original Song: "Cry Freedom"

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Richard Attenborough
Best Actor (Drama): Denzel Washington
Best Original Score: "Cry Freedom"

Other Awards:
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Sound (Jonathan Bates, Simon Kaye, and Gerry Humphreys)

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