LSC Event Descriptions

April 6 & 8, 2007

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Rated R
123 minutes

The Last King of Scotland (2006)
April 6, 2007 at 7:00 and 10:00 pm in 26-100
April 8, 2007 at 7:00 pm in 26-100

Forest Whitaker delivers a ferociously commanding performance as bloodthirsty Ugandan president Idi Amin in Kevin MacDonaldís The Last King of Scotland. Adapted from the novel by Giles Foden, the film recounts Aminís horrific reign through the eyes of a semi-fictional character, Nick Garrigan (James McAvoy), a young doctor from Scotland who travels to Uganda hoping to do some good. Nick is more sanguine about new president Amin than is his counterpart Sarah Merrit (Gillian Armstrong), whose experience causes her to be skeptical of Aminís bombastic declarations. After an automobile accident, Nick is called in to treat the presidentís wounds. His authoritative behavior impresses Amin, who charms Nick into becoming his personal physician. Nick embraces his newfound life of luxury, but he is unable to grasp the reality of the situation. When he does finally realize the atrocities Amin is inflicting upon his people (and is also capable of inflicting on Nick), the terrified doctor tries to make a frantic escape before it's too late. []

Whitaker shifts from jovial teddy bear to maniacal bull in an instant, at once displaying the intimidation and charisma of an evil but undeniably colorful figure.
      -- Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star. Read this review.

2006 Academy Award Nominations: Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (WIN!)

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