Screening Date/Time: Sat. Oct. 19, 2019 6:30 PMMichael Howe-Ely2019-10-08T13:59:46+00:00
We are pleased to present Chasing Mandela’s Rainbow as our 2019 Gala Film.
Life in Mandela’s South Africa has been an unrelenting struggle between utopian hope – and painful reality. Three school students, aided by their teachers, want to join the success story this country was meant to become, post-Apartheid. They strive for recognition, dream of their place within a society, meant to work for all. Their dissimilar backgrounds and battles illustrate why Mandela’s vision never materialised and is still, a haunting and illusive rainbow.
Screening Date/Time: Sat. Oct. 19, 2019 11:00 AMjparr2019-09-04T13:46:15+00:00
Siyabonga guides us at a leisurely pace through the real life adventures of aspiring actor Siyabonga Majola. One day he hears the surprising news that a movie is to be made in a nearby town and makes it his mission to be a part of the film.
Screening Date/Time: Sat. Oct. 19, 2019 1:25 PMjparr2019-09-17T18:52:59+00:00
Set in 1985 against a backdrop of apartheid, religion, and war, Kanarie follows a teen boy, Johan Niemand, who has always been bullied in his small town for his flair for British new wave music and love of Boy George.
Screening Date/Time: Sat. Oct. 19, 2019 4:15 PMMichael Howe-Ely2019-10-16T07:12:48+00:00
NOTE: The screening of this film will be followed by an interview with Nik Rabinowitz. Featured in this film, Nik is a well know South African comedian, actor and author.
Even though it seems that Lithuania and South Africa have nothing in common, one community proves it wrong. Almost all – about 90% – of around 80,000 Jews in South Africa are Litvaks – originally from Lithuania – a country once known for its thriving Jewish community and culture and its capital dubbed “Jerusalem of the north”.
Screening Date/Time: Sun. Oct. 20, 2019 12:00 PMMichael Howe-Ely2019-09-19T12:03:52+00:00
Set in the iMfolozi wilderness, South Africa, in the oldest game park in Africa, Sisters of the Wilderness tells the story of five young Zulu women from underprivileged backgrounds going into the wilderness for the first time in their lives on a self-discovery journey…
Screening Date/Time: Sun. Oct. 20, 2019 2:15 PMMichael Howe-Ely2019-09-25T07:47:25+00:00
Two first-time filmmakers explore the war for rhino horn. Initially setting out on a six-month project, the duo leave their jobs, sell their homes, even move in with their mothers while they quickly find themselves immersed in a world far larger and more dangerous than they had imagined, only emerging from their odyssey four years later.
Screening Date/Time: Sun. Oct. 20, 2019 5:45 PMjparr2019-09-17T16:48:43+00:00
Nommer 37 is a taut thriller inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s film-noir classic “Rear Window”. Award-winning South African writer-director Nosipho Dumisa makes her feature debut and ratchets up the tension until it crackles.