Earl Cameron

African Odysseys present: A Warm December

A rather unusual romantic comedy with serious themes, starring and directed by Sidney Poitier.

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USA 1973
Dir Sidney Poitier
With Sidney Poitier, Esther Anderson, Earl Cameron, Johnny Sekka
Certificate PG

This rarely screened feature is a rather unusual romantic comedy set in and around London. It was made at the height of Poitier’s box-office power but includes some serious themes: the threat of inherited disease; the machinations of post-colonial diplomacy; and the attraction of dangerous sport. Poitier and Anderson sparkle, while Earl Cameron’s laconic role as an African ambassador holds the story’s centre.

The screening on 1 August will be introduced by actor Esther Anderson