January 1 - January 30, 2010
The lives of three disappointed men intersect with volatile consequences in a hotel in a sleepy South African port town, when Thami, the gardener and caretaker, and Johan, the odd-job man and former police officer, conspire to pressure the hotel’s lone guest to invest in their diamond mining scheme. The three men find themselves in a power struggle fueled by greed and entitlement. This “cross between David Mamet and Athol Fugard” (The New York Times) is a psychological thriller about desperation and hope, and the glittering promises of the postapartheid society. “A more eloquent argument for justice than any statistic or photograph.” -Variety
By Ian Bruce
Directed by Daniel Gidron
New England Premiere
Event Name: Groundswell
Article: "'Groundswell' simmers in a post-apartheid world"
The Boston Globe - Jan 05, 2010
By Don Aucoin
"...the pace soon quickens and the tensions rise when a retired white businessman named Smith (Richard McElvain) arrives at the small hotel on South...
"...the pace soon quickens and the tensions rise when a retired white businessman named Smith (Richard McElvain) arrives at the small hotel on South Africa’s west coast where Thami is employed as a caretaker and gardener and Johan sometimes works as a handyman."