THE GIANT IS FALLING
IN CINEMA FROM 8 MARCH
From Emmy Award Winning filmmaker Rehad Desai, The Giant is Falling takes us through the big political events of recent years that signify the dying days of the ANC in South Africa.
6 – 20 JAN. All tickets R45
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 TICKETS Why? 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 TICKETS Why? 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 TICKETS Why? A timeless Bioscope classic that documents a forgotten settlement of Afrikaners in a remote part of Patagonia.
SAT 7 Jan. 8pm LABYRINTH (1986). BUY TICKETS Why? When David Bowie left us, the world fell apart.
SUN 8 Jan. 3pm THE DREAM OF SHAHRAZAD. BUY TICKETS Why? 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 TICKETS Why? 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 TICKETS Why? 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.
MON 9 Jan. 7:30pm THE DREAM OF SHAHRAZAD. BUY TICKETS
TUE 10 Jan. 7:30pm MUMFORD AND SONS: DUST AND THUNDER. BUY TICKETS Why? 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 TICKETS Why? 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 WIRE BUY TICKETS Why? 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 TICKETS Why? 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
SAT 14 Jan 8pm MARTHA & NIKI. BUY TICKETS
SUN 15 Jan 3pm THE JUNGLE BOOK (1967) BUY TICKETS Why? With Disney’s live-action remakes underway. We honour the original classic that was the first in line for a reboot in 2016.
SUN 15 Jan 5pm WESTWORLD (1973) BUY TICKETS Why? With the television adaptation sweeping the world, lets re-visit the 70s original that inspired it all.
SUN 15 Jan 7pm DIE HARD (1988) BUY TICKETS Why? This is us honouring Alan Rickman, who played the infamous Hans Gruber in this timeless action classic
MON 16 Jan 7:30pm GORILLAS IN THE MIST (1988) BUY TICKETS Why? Because Harambe, that’s why. He should have been out there in the mist, not in some enclosure.
TUE 17 Jan 7:30pm PURPLE RAIN (1984) BUY TICKETS Why? In honour of Prince. We dont need to justify this one anymore than this.
WED 18 Jan 7:30pm TO SKIN A CAT. BUY TICKETS
THURS 19 Jan 7:30pm DONALD TRUMP’S THE ART OF THE DEAL: THE MOVIE. BOOK NOW Why? 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