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It opens this week in a limited theatrical run at the new Mist Harlem Cinemas in NYC, and gets an enthusiastic thumbs up from S&A, meaning you really Should see it if you're in New York, while it's available. Sublime in its rich ocean scenery, where you will indulge in for most of the film, the majestically photographed Otelo Burning is actually set in the South African province of Lamontville in the late 1980’s, around the time when Nelson Mandela was released from prison. But the refreshingly unconventional and gripping film isn’t a political narrative; that serves as more of a backdrop. Written by Sara Blecher, James Whyle and The Cast Workshop, and »

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