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FIRST FRIDAY MOVIE SERIES, PEACE CENTER OF DELAWARE COUNTY: SHOWING OF "CATCH A FIRE", Staring Tim Robbins and Derek Lee

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begins: Mar 6, 7:00 pm

ends: Mar 6, 9:30 pm

location: Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield/Delaware County, PA

JUST-REEL FIRST FRIDAY MOVIE SERIES AT PEACE CENTER OF DELAWARE COUNTY,                                                   1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, PA, 7P.M.(with Light Refreshments and post screening discussion) 

 Friday, March 6  -  CATCH A FIRE (2006) 

Starring Tim Robbins and Derek Luke; Directed by Philip Noyce 

A political thriller and the real-life story of a South African hero's journey to freedom. In the country's turbulent 1980s, Patrick Chamusso is an oil refinery foreman and soccer coach who is apolitical - until he and his wife Precious are jailed. Patrick is stunned into action against the country's oppressive system of apartheid, even as police Colonel Nic Vos further insinuates himself into the Chamussos' lives.

Patrick Chamusso is an honest oil refinery foreman. When he is brutally interrogated about an attack at the refinery on his shift, he produces a false alibi, which worsens his condition. The experience pushes him across the line, and he joins the African National Congress.  The film's conclusion follows Chamusso's release (along with Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners) after years of imprisonment to post-apartheid South African, the national Truth Commissions, and his recognition of reconciliation and forgiveness as an act of liberation.

Shawn Slovo,  screenwriter of Catch A Fire , is best known for the film A World Apart, based on her childhood in South Africa under the apartheid  regime. She is the daughter of the late South African Communist Party leaders Joe Slovo and Ruth First.

101 min., Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving torture and abuse, violence and brief language.

The Just-Reel First Friday Film Series at the Peace Center of Delaware County is co-sponsored by the Brandywine Peace Community.  For more information, 610-544-1818.  For directions: delcopeacecenter.org