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WED 7 JAN. 7:30pm UNEARTHED. BOOK NOW A young South African swallows her optimism on fracking in her Karoo hometown after a mysterious phone call from the US leads her to uncover the hidden truths of the gas industry.
THUR 8 JAN. 7:30pm AFRICAN METROPOLIS. BOOK NOW African Metropolis is a compilation of six short fiction films, set in six major African cities, and a unique partnership towards new African cinema.
FRI 9 JAN. 7:30pm iNUMBER NUMBER. BOOK NOW “When honest undercover cop Chili Ngcobo, and his by-the-book partner, Sello ‘Shoes’ Moshoeshoe (lead actor of the Oscar Winning film ‘Tsotsi’, Presley Chweneyagae), are cheated out of a large reward by their corrupt superiors, Chili finds another way of getting the money he feels they deserve.
SAT 10 JAN. 6pm MINERS SHOT DOWN. BOOK NOW The important documentary by Rehad Desai. Using the POV 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.
SAT 10 JAN. 8pm FOUR CORNERS. BOOK NOW Four Corners is a multi-thread coming of age thriller set in a unique and volatile South African sub culture. At times raw and violent, at others touching and true, the four lives of Farakhan, Leila, Tito and Gasant converge around Ricardo. All of them will be changed forever.
SUN 11 JAN. 5pm BARBARA. BOOK NOW Winner of the Best Director prize at the Berlin Film Festival, Barbara is a simmering impeccably crafted Cold War thriller, starring the gifted Nina Hoss as a Berlin doctor banished to a rural East German hospital as punishment for applying for an exit visa.
SUN 11 JAN. 7pm THE SHEIK AND I. BOOK NOW When an American filmmaker is commissioned to make a film for a Middle East Biennial on the theme of ‘art as a subversive act,’ his film is banned for blasphemy, he is asked to destroy every copy, and he is threatened with arrest.
MON 12 JAN. 7:30pm BLACKFISH. BOOK NOW A mesmerizing psychological thriller with a killer whale at its centre, Blackfish is the first film since Grizzly Man to show how nature can get revenge on man when pushed to its limits.
TUES 13 JAN. 7:30pm THE HIP-HOP FELLOW. BOOK NOW A documentary that followings Grammy Award winning producer, 9th Wonder’s tenure at Harvard University, as he teaches ‘The Standards of Hip-Hop’ course.
WED 14 JAN. 7:30pm THE GOOD MAN. BOOK NOW two interweaving stories across two continents – an Irish banker (Aiden Gillen, ‘Game of Thrones’, ’The Wire’) is struggling to come to terms with causing a stranger’s death in an accident, while a young student (newcomer Thabang Sidloyi) is living in a shack settlement in Cape Town and looking for a way out. When their stories unexpectedly collide, their impact on one another’s lives is far greater, and more surprising, than either could have imagined.
THURS 15 JAN. 7:30pm NAIROBI HALF LIFE. BOOK NOW A young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming an accomplished actor one day, and in pursuit of this and the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi the city of opportunity.
FRI 16 JAN. 7:30pm CONCERNING VIOLENCE. BOOK NOW From the director of The Black Power Mixtape comes bold, fresh, and compelling visual narrative about the African liberation struggles of the 1960s and 1970s.