Cinema Chicago Logo

films & schedule

Movies A-ZDirectors A-ZCountries A-ZCategoriesCalendarDownload Schedule

Otelo Burning

Otelo Burning

Original Title: Otelo Burning
Directors: Sara Blecher
South Africa
Zulu with subtitles
95 min min
World Cinema
Black Perspectives

In the tumultuous South Africa of the late 1980s, young Otelo looks for freedom wherever he can find it. When he and his friends are introduced to surfing, they swiftly take to the sport, a welcome reprieve from pressures both societal and parental. As the group rises in skill and fame, tensions and egos inevitably develop, further flamed by Otelo’s romantic interest in his friend’s sister and the escalating political conflicts around them.

Links: Website Trailer

Show Times

Get your ticket here
Get your ticket here
Get your ticket here
Sara Blecher
Jeanne Randall Malkin Family Foundation