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Library screens Clint Eastwood’s ode to Mandela

Posted on: December 14, 2010

“I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.”  British poet, William Ernest Henley wrote those stirring words over a hundred years ago.  They still ring true to Nelson Mandela who read them again and again for the more than twenty-five years he was in prison.

Now it’s  1995, Mandela is free and president of South Africa.  His country, however, is still separate in spirit.  He wonders if the1995 Rugby World Cup hosted by South Africa could join black and white citizens for once, and maybe for the future.


The Murphy Library is showing Invictus, Clint Eastwood’s ode to Mandela and the rugby team that won the hearts of their countrymen, all their countrymen.  The film is rated PG-13 and runs 134 minutes.  It will be shown Thursday, December 16 at 3:15 p.m. and again at 6 p.m.  Call the library at 837-2417.


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