Trending
MOST READ
SAPD Issues Thousands of Tickets for Homelessness

SAPD Issues Thousands of Tickets for Homelessness

News: Data and records obtained by the Current show that between January 1, 2013, and early October of this year the San Antonio... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta and Elaine Wolff 10/22/2014
Easy Green: 10 quick ways to make money in college

Easy Green: 10 quick ways to make money in college

College Issue 2014: Sell clothes. Plato’s Closet is a great place to take your gently worn apparel in exchange for cold, hard cash. They accept clothes, shoes and... By Brittany Minor 8/18/2014
Alamo Ice House Brings Hill Country to Downtown

Alamo Ice House Brings Hill Country to Downtown

Food & Drink: There was a special kind of draw at Alamo Ice House on a recent Tuesday evening. A handful of weeks after opening its... By Jessica Elizarraras 10/22/2014
6 Sinfully Good Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in SA

6 Sinfully Good Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in SA

Food & Drink: Cheesy Jane’s. Multiple locations, cheesyjanes.com. If the name is any indicator, this San Antonio staple doesn’t mess around when it comes to... By Tommie Ethington 10/22/2014

Best Local Artist

Best of SA 2013: 4/24/2013
Calendar

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Follow us on Instagram @sacurrent

Print Email

Screens

‘Mandela’ Biopic a Manual on How to Lead

Photo: Courtesy Photo, License: N/A

Courtesy Photo

Nelson Mandela (Idris Elba, left) and other ANC defendants portray the 1963-64 Rivonia trial in 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.'


Mandela is no Gandhi, but the film is an honest portrayal of an honest man who didn’t mind reinventing himself and following his own conscience instead of those who were demanding blood for blood. Best of all, the father of South Africa and, arguably, the most beloved political figure in history, never set to become a hero and never felt like one.

“I had no epiphany, no singular revelation, no moment of truth, but a steady accumulation of a thousand slights, a thousand indignities and a thousand unremembered moments produced in me an anger, a rebelliousness, a desire to fight the system that imprisoned my people,” Mandela wrote in Long Walk to Freedom. “There was no particular day on which I said, ‘Henceforth I will devote myself to the liberation of my people’; instead, I simply found myself doing so, and could not do otherwise.”

In that sense, the movie (gorgeously shot by Hyde Park on Hudson’s Lol Crawley) is a triumph because it shows how a man can stand up to injustice, suffer for it and come out of it all full of scars but with his dignity intact.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Dir. Justin Chadwick; writ. William Nicholson, Nelson Mandela; feat. Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto (PG-13)
Opens December 25 at some Santikos

Recently in Screens & Tech
We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus