Le Movie Club is an exciting new collaboration between The Bioscope Independent Cinema, The Alliance Française of Johannesburg and the French Institute of South Africa. On the last Thursday of every month, immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures of French and Francophone films from around the world.
HUMAN is a 2015 documentary by French environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The film is almost entirely composed of exclusive aerial footage and first-person stories told into the camera. It was the first movie to premiere in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations.
Rights of Passage is an anthology fictional feature-film made by first-time young black filmmakers who were born when Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first democratically elected President and who entered young adulthood during the last years of Mandela’s remarkable life.
In a remote stretch of Patagonia, Argentina, there is, unbelievably, a 100- year-old community that speaks Afrikaans. This award-winning documentary is a portrait of the last days of the community and one family’s efforts to reconnect with South Africa.
Eternity is the documentary portrait of an eccentric Australian icon. Arthur Stace endured a grueling bout with alcoholism, and then – upon attaining sobriety – spent 40 years of his life inscribing the word “eternity” on the streets of Sydney. It’s believed that this iconic unchanging mark, was written about half a million times on Sydney pavements during the 1950s and ’60s.
Made in the late Nineties, Classic South African Graffiti Doc “Overspray” explores issues within graffiti (Is it vandalism? Is it art? Or is it a competition between street artists determined to outdo one another and colour the city theirs?) and documents the struggle for dominanace between Capetonian graffiti legends Falko, Sky-1 and Wealz-130, each the leader of an established graffiti crew. It follows the build-up to the final face-off, a huge hip-hop event and introduces us to both experienced writers that make a living through their art and those that illegally bomb the streets with their signatures.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with artists Rasty (JHB) and visiting artist Solo One (UK)