Andrew Sarris introduces
General Idi Amin Dada
Saturday, February 10, 2:00 p.m.* Introduced by Andrew Sarris
1974, 90 mins. Imported 35mm print. Directed by Barbet Schroeder.
The 1974 study of the Ugandan dictator and butcher of 400,000 real and paranoically perceived enemies is as mesmerizing today as it was 32 years ago. Forest Whitaker’s uncanny incarnation of the Ugandan Strong Man in Kevin Macdonald’s current biopic, The Last King of Scotland, adds new resonance to Schroeder’s achievement. –Andrew Sarris, The New York Observer
Official Website: http://ammi.org/site/screenings/pages/2007/index_critics.html
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