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THE UMBRELLA MEN
Dir. John Barker
South Africa. 2022. 105 mins. English with English Subtitles.
Musician Jerome Adams returns home to Cape Town for his father’s funeral. There he
learns his dad left him the Bo-Kaap community’s beloved Goema Club, as well as
leadership of The Umbrella Men minstrel troupe, which all comes with a substantial debt
with a bank overdraft soon coming due, threatening the Club with repossession. Aided by friends and family, Jerome plots a bank heist using the annual carnival parade as cover.