Read our response to COVID-19 and sign up for updates | View our current Customer Support status
  View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
Closing Night - World Premiere of Mandela's Gun
AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 Cineplex
New York, NY
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.
Online sales for this event have now ended. If you refresh the webpage and it does not indicate that the screening is sold out, then you may still purchase tickets at the door starting half an hour before the screening time, but please arrive early to ensure your seat.


Closing Night - World Premiere of Mandela's Gun
Award-winning British filmmaker John Irvin closes Festival XIII with the World Premiere of his revelatory biopic thriller Mandela's Gun!

We are deeply honored and moved to present the World Premiere of this startling true story of the last 6 months of Nelson Mandela's freedom before his arrest and life sentence in 1962. Five years in the making, it follows his epic journey as he illegally left South Africa.

The film was shot in 6 countries - and is the first ever British, South African and Algerian co-production. Oddly enough, this is somehow the first time a South African actor has ever been filmed playing the role of this iconic figure.  Tumisho Masha gives an uncanny performance at the hands of John Irvin, who is no stranger to working with talent, having directed everyone from Ben Kingsley to Christopher Walken and credited for discovering a young Don Cheadle.  The film has been endorsed by The Mandela Foundation and is up for several awards at this year's Harlem International Film Festival.

Mandela's Gun reveals extraordinary new evidence about not only the man himself and the brave individuals & nations who risked their lives to struggle alongside him, but also marks the first onscreen confession by one of the CIA agents who orchestrated Mandela's final betrayal and capture at the hands of the Apartheid regime.

87 min, 2018
An Algerian, British, South African production filmed in Algeria, Botswana, Ethiopia, South Africa, Tanzania & the US

As Commander-in-Chief of the Liberation Army uMkhonto we Sizwe (The Speak of the Nation - MK) Nelson Mandela undergoes military training in Algeria and Ethiopia while surviving assassination attempts and betrayal. In South Africa he is finally arrested with the connivance of the CIA. In the crucible of the surging African Liberation Movements of the early 60s, not only does he study the art of war, but also leadership and political survival.  Mandela's Gun is a thrilling biopic, supported by eyewitness accounts from Mandelas advisors and comrades.

The film celebrates a national and global icon,  a man who is dedicated to the overthrow of an infamous racist regime; also a man whose impetuosity and vanity are tempered by compassion, self doubt and a relentless belief in justice for all South Africans, regardless of race.

Preceded by
Dir: Kadri Koop
Cuba, 2016

Since hijacking a plane to Cuba in 1971 to avoid charges of killing a police officer, the Cuban government has provided Charlie Hill refuge, allowing him to live a life beyond the reach of the F.B.I. In a letter to his nine-year-old son, the film takes an intimate look at his account of the events leading up to his exile.  With the opening up of US-Cuba relations, will Cuba grant Hills extradition?


AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 Cineplex (View)
2309 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10027
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Contact us
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
U.S. COVID-19 Event Restrictions
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Event Producers
Create an Event
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2020 Mobile EN ES FR