First Wednesday Film Club presents “Miners Shot Down”
May02

First Wednesday Film Club presents “Miners Shot Down”

“MINERS SHOT DOWN” COUNTRY: South Africa DIRECTORS: Rehad Desai DURATION: 86 min AGE RESTRICTION:13 WHEN: 7th May 2014 7:30pm STUDIO 4 SYNOPSIS : In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days later the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more. Using the point of view of the Marikana miners, “Miners Shot Down” follows the strike from day one, showing the courageous but isolated fight waged by a group of low-paid workers against the combined forces of the mining company Lonmin, the ANC government and their allies in the National Union of Mineworkers. What emerges is collusion at the top, spiraling violence and the country’s first post-colonial massacre. South Africa will never be the same again.   – Film courtesy of Uhuru Productions – Filmmaker in attendance FREE SCREENING , REFRESHMENTS Limited seating, come early...

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NOODLEBOX CINEMA TONIGHT
Jul26

NOODLEBOX CINEMA TONIGHT

THE  NEXT  NOODLEBOX  CINEMA  WILL  TAKE  PLACE  ON: 26  JULY  7:30 PM. R70 FOR THE  FILM GHOST  IN  THE  SHELL. BUY  TICKETS  HERE Enjoy a portion of noodles inside The Bioscope, while watching the best Kung Fu action on the big screen. The noodles are now being provided by The Blackanese, the new Asian and Sushi restaurant in our neighbourhood. YOU GET TO PICK THE NOODLES YOU WANT WHEN YOU BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE. BOOKING...

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Man on Ground selected for Toronto Int Film Festival
Sep08

Man on Ground selected for Toronto Int Film Festival

Check out the new film Man on Ground from Tom Pictures. MAN ON GROUND has been selected to have its world premiere at the prestigious TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL due to be held from the 8th-18th of September 2011. MAN ON GROUND will be showcased in the CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA category and will screened on the 12th, 13th and 17th of September. TIFF describes MAN ON GROUND as follows: “A bold and exacting portrayal of rising xenophobia in South Africa. Omotoso casts the story of a young Nigerian man living in the African refugee tenements of Johannesburg who disappears against the backdrop of animosity against immigrants flaring into violent rioting. In the span of a single night, his brother, on a short visit from London, tries to elucidate the mystery. There are three sides to every story. Yours, mine, and the truth. No one is lying, but memories shared serve each differently. Ade (Hakeem kae-Kazim) is a naturalized citizen of the UK. During a trip to South Africa with his wife Nadia (Mandisa Bardill), he is tasked by his mother with delivering a package to his half-brother Femi (Fabian Adeoye Lojede). Ade who has always lived in the shadow of his brother reluctantly agrees. On arrival in South Africa, Ade discovers that his brother has gone missing. With the help of Zodwa (Thisiwe Ziqubu), femi’s fiancée. Ade embarks on a search that sees him slowly peel away at his estranged brother’s life. Against Zodwa’s advice, femi had returned to the informal settlement ravaged by a wave of xenophobic violence and civil unrest a week earlier in search of work. In his efforts to find his brother Ade enlists the help of Femi’s employer, Timothi (Fana Mokoena), a man with his own problems. His wife Lindiwe (Bubu Mazibuko) has been acting strange since Femi disappeared, and the township hothead Vusi (Makhaola Ndebele) has been seen wielding his gun around. The last thing Timothi needs is Ade’s questions. As another riot erupts Ade is forced to take shelter with Timothi and the journey of the night will reveal the truth of what happened to Femi and force Ade to deal with his complex relationship with his brother. Watch the Trailer For more information please contact Unathi...

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Durban FilmMart 2011 call for submissions
Dec08

Durban FilmMart 2011 call for submissions

The second edition of Durban FilmMart will take place from 22-25 July 2011 during the 32nd Durban International Film Festival (21-31July). Designed to create partnerships and further the development and production of African cinema, Durban FilmMart ultimately aims to raise the visibility of projects from the African continent, create networking opportunities with potential co-producers. The organisers are now calling for project submissions for the 2nd Durban FilmMart 22 – 25 July 2011, offering filmmakers from the continent of Africa the opportunity to be selected to pitch projects in one-on-one meetings with potential investors within the Finance Forum segment of the programme. African film practitioners are encouraged to take this opportunity as a means of promoting their projects, meeting experts and networking with industry professionals from across the globe. The closing date for submissions is 15 February 2011. Entry is open to: Projects with an African citizen attached to one of the three key creative roles of producer, director or writer. Proof of African citizenship or birth must be provided through a certified copy of a valid African passport/ birth certificate; Africans living in the Diaspora, but who still have African citizenship or have proof of birth in Africa; Projects with a producer attached. For more information on the Durban FilmMart and how to submit your project please email us for more info. Durban FilmMart 2011 appel à candidatures La seconde édition du marché du film de Durban (Durban FilmMart) aura lieu du 22 au 25 juillet 2011 lors de la 32 ème édition du Festival International du film de Durban (21-31July).  Durban FilmMart vise à créer des partenariats et à soutenir le développement et la production du cinéma africain, Durban FilmMart vise principalement à la visibilité des projets du continent africain, à créer des possibilités de réseautage avec des coproducteurs éventuels et d’autres partenaires de l’industrie cinématographique et à agir comme une étape pour alimenter les marchés de la coproduction. L’appel pour soumettre des projets pour les 2nd Durban FilmMart est maintenant ouvert. Les cinéastes africains sont invités à saisir cette occasion comme moyen de promouvoir leurs projets, de rencontrer des experts et d’établir des réseaux avec des professionnels de l’industrie de partout dans le monde. La date de clôture est le 15 février 2011.  L’appel est ouverte aux : Projets avec un citoyen africain attaché à l’un des trois principaux rôles créatifs du producteur, réalisateur ou auteur. Preuve de citoyenneté africaine ou de naissance doit être fournie au moyen d’une copie certifiée conforme d’un passeport valide d’Afrique / acte de naissance ; Africains vivant dans la Diaspora, mais qui a encore ont la citoyenneté africaine ou preuve de...

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Represent ♥’d watching: Hump Day
Apr01

Represent ♥’d watching: Hump Day

We hearted it so much. Watch the trailer here. And get the dvd soon as! Warm, moving, funny, down-to-earth, theatrical touches and directed by another fabulously-talented female director (Lynn Shelton), those would be our definitive adjectives. IMDB, we’re disappointed in your rating. We loved both lead actors Mark Duplass and Joshua Leonard and a thumbs up to Alycia Delmore too. Naas. Oh ja and make sure to watch the director’s interview if it’s on your...

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