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What Is The Story of The Film Society?
Set in 1970, The Film Society tells the story of Jonathon Balton, an idealistic young teacher at the South African boarding school he attended as a boy. In the midst of Apartheid, Jonathon runs an extracurricular film society for students and tries to avoid the world of politics. When his friend, an outspoken teacher named Terry, is fired for his political activism, Jonathan must decide whether to side with the Establishment or stick up for his friend. As tension mounts and the school begins to decline, Jonathon is pressured by his well-to-do mother and the school’s headmaster to accept a promotion. But when Jonathon is pressured to fire Terry’s wife, Nan, he must decide between a life of financial security or an uncertain future.