White Wedding 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20; also on Wednesday, April 21 at 8:15 p.m. Both showings at Regal Gallery Place.

A South African twist on the bachelor-party comedy, White Wedding is oddly devoid of stripper jokes; instead, the film wrings its prenuptial laughs out of the legacy of apartheid. Days before his wedding to fiancé Ayala, good-natured Elvis plans a low-key bachelor excursion with best man Tumi: a road trip from Durban to Capetown. Misadventure ensues, and Elvis’ quick trip around the cape quickly devolves into a farce that plays out along the country’s racial, cultural, and linguistic divides. Along the way, Elvis and Tumi encounter some uniquely South African roadblocks, including a bitter British hitchhiker, an apartheid-glorifying bar, and a surplus goat. Back in Capetown, bride-to-be Ayala deals with more standard-issue wedding comedy conflicts: a token gay wedding planner, a fastidious bridal store employee, and a handsome ex-boyfriend who shows up just as it seems that Elvis and his caravan won’t make it in time for the ceremony.

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