Out In Africa : 18-27 October – we are back!

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The 20th Out In Africa Gay & Lesbian Film Festival's 2013 final edition takes place in Jozi at Nu Metro Hyde Park and in CT at both Nu Metro and Cinema Nouveau V&AC Waterfront from 18-27 October.  For film trailers, workshops and all other info, check out our website here Bookings will open on Monday, 30th September OIA will be opened in Jozi on Wednesday 16 October by Justice Edwin Cameron. The Opening Night speaker in CT, on Thursday 17 October, is still to be confirmed. The sure-fire hit of the Festival will be the French title Blue is the Warmest Colour, Abdellatif Kechiche's 3-hour epic, awarded the Cannes Palme d'Or by a jury headed by Steven Spielberg. Courtesy of Ster Kinekor Cinema Nouveau, this will be the                  

Bookings open for round 3 of the Out in Africa Film Festival

3/3 Out in Africa Film Festival October 2012

For those that missed the first and second set, be sure not to miss round three of the of the 19th Out In Africa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival kicking off on Friday 19th of October and running till Sunday the 28th at the Nu Metro cinemas at the V&A Waterfront. The 3/3 festival opens with Vito, a Jeffrey Schwarz's biodoc on Vito Russo a leading gay activist, film scholar and author of "The Celluloid Closet" a real show stopper! Intros to each film include a variety of short films from South Africa, Brazil, Morocco/UAE, UK, USA and Kenya. This set of the festival also sees two international guest appearances… Director Guy Lee Thys will present his film Mixed Kebab about a Belgian / Turkish Muslim - a satisfying, sexy romance                  

BANFF Mountain Film Festival – World Tour

Cape Union Mart

Does cliff hanging tickle your taste buds? How about lunging into a waterfall in a canoe? If you dig adrenaline then don't miss the Banff Mountain Film Festival! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases the efforts and talents of the world's finest mountain filmmakers and extreme adventurists. Cape Union Mart bought the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour to South Africa in 2006. Now in its seventh year of Cape Union Mart's partnership with the tour, it promises to be as amazing as ever! The tour enables you to experience the adventure of climbing, base jumping, alpine skiing, kayaking, mountain expeditions, remote cultures, and the world's last great wild places - all brought to life on the big screen. Cape                  

It’s an Encore for the Love Bombs…

Labia on Orange

A series of short films are set to see the curtains raise for the highly successful Love Bombs Film Festival. Earlier this year the three locally produced short films premiered to a sold out crowd of 1300 movie goers, over 8 days, at the Labia on Orange. And so with such high demand and much excitement, the three short films are back for two nights only on the 14th and 15th September 2012 for the Love Bombs Encore. The Love Bombs are a project of Film Kru, a Film and Media team at Joshua Generation Church, although the team of over 300 volunteers are new to the world of film making, the films manage to deliver a big budget feel, with minimal finances and passion as their primary resource. Expect hard hitting, action packed and                  

Out in Africa – Gay & Lesbian film festival

Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 2012

Lights camera, action as part two of the 19th Out In Africa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival kicks off from 27th July until the 5th August in Cape Town at the Nu Metro cinema at the V&A Waterfront. A great line up is expected of South African, German, British, Canadian, French, Australian and American films of which two are Teddy Award winners, Absent in 2011 and Keep the Lights On in 2012. Here are the films that will be screened for 9 days of fabulous films for the duration of the festival including a short synopsis on each. Keep The Lights On Directed by former Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Ira Sachs (Forty Shades of Blue), Keep The Lights On is a New York love story about a sex-addicted filmmaker and a cokehead literary                  

The X FEST Extreme Film Festival Chapter V

The X Fest Film Festival

  The most outrageous film festival on South African soil claws its way to the half decade mark, defying cinematic convention!   Set to rip the screen to shreds for the 5th time (at the X Fest's resident home The Labia Theatre - Orange Str., Cape Town), this year the big screen extremities pushing the boundaries of the expected norm in feature films, documentaries and short films expand even more to cover ground like freestyle moto-cross, zombies, martial arts legends, forest demons, Viking religious exploration, the porn industry, apocalypse, psychos, ghosts, terrorists, Japanese Harakiri, experimental-, myth-, fantasy- and musical inclusions.   The X Fest is the perfect antidote for commercial                  

German film maker Fassbinder commemorated

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    As part of the international commemoration of the life and work of the controversial German film maker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, two of his films, a documentary regarding his working methods, and a stage production will be showcased in Stellenbosch at  Aan De Braak theatre. The stage adaptation of Fassbinder’s Die Bitteren Tranen der Petra von Kant by playwright and director Charles J. Fourie will be performed by the talented young actresses Hilda Cronje, Cintaine Schutte, Carin Bester and Nieke Lombard. Fourie’s version ‘The Sweet Tears of Petrus Pansegrouw’ sees the main characters in contrast to Fassbinder’s orginal text engendered as love tormented males who struggle with                  

Wine, Nosh, and a Movie

Le Bonheur Homestead

    Feel like watching a movie? How about dinner and a glass of wine to go with it? With its monthly Foreign Film Fridays, the Le Bonheur wine estate gives guests another reason to look forward to the week-end.   Rediscover the wonders of winemaking on April 20 with the 2007 American documentary, A State of Vine. The film, directed by Don Scioli, looks into the Californian wine industry with commentary from award-winning wine makers and experts from this region.   May 25 holds in a treat for fans of that Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe, when the 2001 film, Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days, will be screened. Written by Monica Bider and directed by Patty Ivins Specht, the documentary narrates the trivia                  

Hilarious New Farce “SKEEM” to release October 28th.

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    Tim Greene’s new feature film to release through U.I.P. Halfway home from a drug-sale in Jo'burg, two wannabe gangsters run into trouble when their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Forced to spend the night at a creepy old holiday resort, their problems escalate when, unpacking the car, their box of cash splits open, spilling a million bucks in eye-catchingbundles all over the driveway. They scoop it up, head inside and slam the door, but the damage is done.   Greedy eyes have spotted the cash, and in five neighbouring chalets, people begin to skeem… So begins a night of madcap mayhem in this new South African farce about a motley