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[12/11/13 - 01:05 PM]
Starz and Encore Honor the Great Liberator: Nelson Mandela
Mandela (1996), Mandela and de Klerk (1997) and Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (2002) will be simulcast of both networks this Saturday, December 14.

[via press release from Starz]

STARZ AND ENCORE HONOR THE GREAT LIBERATOR: NELSON MANDELA

A Multi-Channel Simulcast of Three Films: Mandela, Mandela and De Klerk (starring Sidney Poitier) and Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony

Beverly Hills, Calif., December 11, 2013 - In honor of the life and achievements of visionary leader Nelson Mandela, STARZ and ENCORE will present a simulcast across the flagship stations this Saturday, December 14th starting at 12:00pm ET/PT, of three films depicting his life, including Mandela (documentary,1996), Mandela and De Klerk (feature, 1997), and Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (music documentary, 2002). STARZ IN BLACK will also air Mandela on Sunday, December 15th, at 9:00am and 2:45pm ET/PT and Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony at 1:00pm ET/PT. ENCORE BLACK will air Mandela and De Klerk on Sunday, December 15th at 11:00am and 4:45pm ET/PT.

FILM SYNOPSES:

Mandela (1996)

This Oscar(R) nominated documentary traces the life of South African president Nelson Mandela, beginning with his early childhood. His work as an anti-apartheid activist, his prison sentence and eventual release, are recounted. (Featuring footage of Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, and F.W. de Klerk)

Mandela and de Klerk (1997)

Civil rights activist Nelson Mandela and South African President F.W. De Klerk -- onetime ideological enemies -- see their nation through the potentially explosive transition from apartheid to racial equity in this Golden Globe(R) nominated drama. (Starring Sidney Poitier, and Michael Caine)

Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (2002)

Music played a major role in the South African struggle against apartheid and this Black Reel(R) winning documentary chronicles that emotional journey via archival footage, interviews and performances. (Starring Duma Ka Ndlovu, Vusi Mahlasela, and Walter Cronkite)

STARZ, STARZ IN BLACK, ENCORE, and ENCORE BLACK's Nelson Mandela Programming Includes:

STARZ and ENCORE SIMULCAST

Saturday, December 14th at 12:00pm ET/PT

12:00pm Mandela (documentary, 1996)

2:00pm Mandela and De Klerk (feature, 1997)

4:00pm Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (music documentary, 2002)

STARZ IN BLACK

Sunday, December 15th

9:00am Mandela (documentary, 1996)

1:00pm Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (music documentary, 2002)

2:45pm Mandela (documentary, 1996)

ENCORE BLACK

Sunday, December 15th

11:00am Mandela and De Klerk (feature, 1997)

4:45pm Mandela and De Klerk (feature, 1997)

*all times ET/PT

About STARZ

STARZ(R) is the flagship premium brand of Starz and one of the most widely subscribed premium pay TV flagship brand in the United States with 22.0 million subscribers through September 30, 2013. Offered by Starz from its operating unit, Starz Networks, STARZ' six premium channel offerings include: STARZ, STARZ EDGE, STARZ IN BLACK, STARZ COMEDY, STARZ CINEMA, and STARZ KIDS & FAMILY. Advanced services options for STARZ subscribers include STARZ HD, STARZ ON DEMAND, STARZ HD ON DEMAND, STARZ 3D ON DEMAND, and the STARZ PLAY authenticated online offering. STARZ subscribers enjoy a wide variety of exclusive STARZ Original series, new release movies from Sony and Disney, and other popular Hollywood movies from leading studios.

About ENCORE

ENCORE(R) is the most widely subscribed premium pay TV flagship brand in the United States with 35.0 million subscribers through September 30, 2013. Offered by Starz from its operating unit, Starz Networks, ENCORE's eight premium channel offerings include: ENCORE, ENCORE ACTION, ENCORE CLASSIC, ENCORE WESTERNS, ENCORE SUSPENSE, ENCORE BLACK, ENCORE FAMILY, and ENCORE ESPAÑOL. Advanced services options for ENCORE subscribers include ENCORE HD, ENCORE ON DEMAND, ENCORE HD ON DEMAND, and the ENCORE PLAY authenticated online offering. ENCORE subscribers enjoy a wide variety of newer release and favorite premium commercial-free movie programming from leading studios, in addition to a complement of classic TV shows and other original programming.





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