The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is one of the most important short film institutions anywhere in the world. And every year after the festival, a special package of films travels to independent cinemas around the world.
With 2016 behind us, lets take a moment to honour the year, all the highs and lows. With a selection of the best performing Bioscope films of the past year, you will have one last chance to catch that film you might have missed. Sprinkled on top of this selection is a collection of films that best encapsulate the moments, the feelings, and general spirit of 2016.
FRI 6 Jan. 7:30pm FINDING NEMO. BUY TICKETSWhy? Finding Dory was the highest grossing film of 2016. None of this would have been possible without Nemo and his initial fishnapping back in 2003. Lets re-live that moment.
SAT 7 Jan. 4pm MARTHA & NIKI.BUY TICKETSWhy? Tora Mårten’s documentary following two female hip-hop dancers on their road to success in Paris, was one of the most popular Bioscope films in 2016.
SAT 7 Jan. 6pm THE BOERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD.BUY TICKETSWhy? A timeless Bioscope classic that documents a forgotten settlement of Afrikaners in a remote part of Patagonia.
SAT 7 Jan. 8pm LABYRINTH (1986).BUY TICKETSWhy? When David Bowie left us, the world fell apart.
SUN 8 Jan. 3pm THE DREAM OF SHAHRAZAD.BUY TICKETSWhy? Celebrated South African filmmaker Francois Verster delivers his masterpiece, and one of the most unique depictions of Egypt’s revolution.
SUN 8 Jan. 5pm TO SKIN A CAT.BUY TICKETSWhy? The world needs to be made aware of the decreasing population of leopards in Kwa Zulu Natal. One of the most popular films of 2016
SUN 8 Jan. 7pm OFFICE SPACE (1999)BUY TICKETSWhy? Because we imagine most of us will need to go back to work the next day, and there is no better office job film than this one! Starring Jennifer Aniston and Ron Livingston.
TUE 10 Jan. 7:30pm MUMFORD AND SONS: DUST AND THUNDER.BUY TICKETSWhy? The most successful film run in the history of The Bioscope. The perfect document of their performance in Pretoria in 2016. nuff said.
WED 11 Jan. 7:30pm THE BOERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD. BUY TICKETS
THURS 12 Jan. 7:30pm THE PEOPLE VS THE RAINBOW NATION.BUY TICKETSWhy? Lebogang Rasethaba delivers an important film on the mindsets of South Africa’s youth. Made for MTV, the film has never been more relevant than it is right now.
FRI 13 Jan. 7:30pm LEONARD COHEN: BIRD ON A WIREBUY TICKETSWhy? In 2016 we lost a legend. Directed by celebrated British filmmaker Tony Palmer, “Bird on a Wire” follows Cohen on his 1972 European tour. Long lost 16mm prints were restored for this release, not seen since 1972.
SAT 14 Jan 4pm POKEMON: THE MOVIE. BUY TICKETSWhy? We need to honour the app craze that swept the world, bringing traffic in major cities to a standstill…even if it was for only a month.
SAT 14 Jan 6pm MUMFORD AND SONS: DUST AND THUNDER. BUY TICKETS
THURS 19 Jan 7:30pm DONALD TRUMP’S THE ART OF THE DEAL: THE MOVIE. BOOK NOWWhy? Tomorrow Trump wears the crown and rules the kingdom. Lets have a laugh at Johnny Depp’s incredible Trump impersonation, before this is illegal and the film gets banned worldwide.
FRI 20 Jan 7:30pm PEOPLE VS THE RAINBOW NATION. BUY TICKETS