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The Labia celebrates 70 years with screening of Elton John biopic
The Labia celebrates 70 years with screening of Elton John biopic

To celebrate the 70 years since it first opened its doors, The Labia independent cinema in Cape Town hosted the first international screening of the new Elton John biopic, Rocketman...

20 May 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: John Wick, Detective Pikachu and Gloria Bell
#OnTheBigScreen: John Wick, Detective Pikachu and Gloria Bell

Films opening in South African this week are Gloria Bell, John Wick 3: Parabellum, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu and The Stolen Princess...

By Daniel Dercksen 17 May 2019

2019 Encounters Documentary Fest lineup unveiled
2019 Encounters Documentary Fest lineup unveiled

The lineup of non-fiction films to be screened at the 21st Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, taking place from 6 to 16 June 2019, has been unveiled...

15 May 2019

The Hustle offers good old comedic escapism
The Hustle offers good old comedic escapism

The Hustle offers a bit of escapism wrapped up in an honest-to-goodness comedy...

By Natalie Le Clue 14 May 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: The Hustle, The Intruder and Poms
#OnTheBigScreen: The Hustle, The Intruder and Poms

Films entering the box office this week are the con-artist comedy The Hustle, psychological thriller The Intruder and a group of older women prove you're never too old to 'bring it' in Poms...

By Daniel Dercksen 10 May 2019

Q&A with Berneen Cereska, director of SA Indie Film Fest 2019
Q&A with Berneen Cereska, director of SA Indie Film Fest 2019

The second edition of the SA Indie Film Fest (SAIFF), a showcase for local and international short-form indie filmmakers, will open on 18 May at The Bioscope in Joburg and will continue with screenings at The Labia Theatre in Cape Town on 26 May 2019...

By PATRICIA FURSTENBERG 7 May 2019

Zac Efron's Ted Bundy biopic is worth a trip to the cinema
Zac Efron's Ted Bundy biopic is worth a trip to the cinema

The main concern people had about Incredibly Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile was that Zac Efron would play some part in glamorising a serial murderer. After watching it this weekend, I can assure you that this is far from true...

By Ayesha Abrahams 7 May 2019

Will we ever witness a superhero spectacle as grand as Avengers: Endgame?
Will we ever witness a superhero spectacle as grand as Avengers: Endgame?

Last year, at pretty much exactly this time I sat down and wrote about how Avengers: Infinity War lives up to the 10 years and 18 Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies worth of hype. And here I am doing it again for the spectacle that is Avengers: End Game...

By Charles Siboto 6 May 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Skemerson, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile and Miss Bala
#OnTheBigScreen: Skemerson, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile and Miss Bala

Films entering the South African box office, this week, are Skemerson; The Curse of La Llorona; Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile; Miss Bala; Ugly Dolls; and The Other Side...

By Daniel Dercksen 3 May 2019

Avengers: Endgame is emotive and impactful
Avengers: Endgame is emotive and impactful

Avengers: Endgame has ensured that a 10-year journey has come to an end with a film so emotive and impactful that it will be spoken about, in reverence, for some time to come...

By Natalie Le Clue 30 Apr 2019

Avengers' Anthony Mackie to appear at Comic Con Africa 2019
Avengers' Anthony Mackie to appear at Comic Con Africa 2019

The Marvel Cinematic Universe's (MCU) Falcon, Anthony Mackie, is slated to attend the 2019 Comic Con Africa...

29 Apr 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Avengers: Endgame,  The Act Of Defiance and The Aftermath
#OnTheBigScreen: Avengers: Endgame, The Act Of Defiance and The Aftermath

The films entering the South African box office, this week, are Avengers: Endgame, The Act Of Defiance, The Aftermath, Die Walküre and The Least Of These: The Graham Staines Story...

By Daniel Dercksen 26 Apr 2019

South African and Nigerian animators win at Animation du Monde ICON
South African and Nigerian animators win at Animation du Monde ICON

South African and Nigerian animators; Cate Wood Hunter, Sean Steinberg, Sean Braam and Moshood Shades Ridwan, were selected in the Animation du Monde preliminary round at the recent ICON Comic & Games Convention...

25 Apr 2019

Will Ferrell's No Activity is Waiting For Godot in a cop car - but much funnier
Will Ferrell's No Activity is Waiting For Godot in a cop car - but much funnier

No Activity, a comedy series from executive producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay (Vice, Succession) and Funny Or Die, has no right to be as entertaining as it is...

Issued by Showmax 24 Apr 2019

#NetflixAndChill: The Perfect Date is a fun, feel-good flick
#NetflixAndChill: The Perfect Date is a fun, feel-good flick

Noah Centineo's third Netflix film, The Perfect Date, released last week. It was better than Sarah Burgess but not nearly as good as To All the Boys I've Loved Before...

By Ayesha Abrahams 23 Apr 2019

SA's Stroop triumphs at International Wildlife Film Festival
SA's Stroop triumphs at International Wildlife Film Festival

South African film, Stroop - Journey Into the Rhino Horn War, has been awarded the sought-after 'Best of Festival' award as well as 'Best Independent or Feature Film' at the International Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF).

23 Apr 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Kandasamys: The Wedding,  Pet Sematary and  Little
#OnTheBigScreen: Kandasamys: The Wedding, Pet Sematary and Little

The films entering the South African box office, this Easter Weekend, are Capernaum (Chaos), Kandasamys: The Wedding, Pet Sematary, The Queen's Corgi, Little and Saint Judy.

By Daniel Dercksen 18 Apr 2019

What to watch at the 2019 Sound On Screen Music Film Fest
What to watch at the 2019 Sound On Screen Music Film Fest

The 2019 Sound On Screen Music Film Festival will be held at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town from 26-28 April 2019...

18 Apr 2019

Director Jayan Moodley chats Kandasamys: The Wedding
Director Jayan Moodley chats Kandasamys: The Wedding

Daniel Dercksen chats to producer, director and writer Jayan Moodley about Kandasamys: The Wedding, which will be released in South African cinemas on 18 April 2019...

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Apr 2019

#NetflixAndChill: The Silence is not another A Quiet Place
#NetflixAndChill: The Silence is not another A Quiet Place

After reading the film's description, I rolled my eyes and thought for sure Netflix was going to get sued for ripping off A Quiet Place...

By Ayesha Abrahams 15 Apr 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Breakthrough, After and Hellboy
#OnTheBigScreen: Breakthrough, After and Hellboy

Films entering the South African box office this week include Breakthrough, After, Hellboy, A Dog's Way Home and Ractime...

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Apr 2019

#NetflixAndChill: You're better off giving Brie Larson's directorial debut, Unicorn Store, a miss
#NetflixAndChill: You're better off giving Brie Larson's directorial debut, Unicorn Store, a miss

If Brie Larson became your new girl crush after Captain Marvel, you might be tempted to take out a Netflix subscription just to see her directorial debut Unicorn Store...

By Ayesha Abrahams 10 Apr 2019

Q&A with Ryan Kruger, director of 2019 SA Indie Film Fest
Q&A with Ryan Kruger, director of 2019 SA Indie Film Fest

The SA Indie Film Fest will debut in Johannesburg on 18 May at The Bioscope and will continue with screenings at The Labia Theatre, Cape Town on 26 May 2019 and will showcase local and international talented, short-form indie filmmakers...

By Patricia Furstenberg 9 Apr 2019

Diaan Lawrenson - New AFDA Cape Town Dean
Diaan Lawrenson - New AFDA Cape Town Dean

AFDA has announced the appointment of Diaan Lawrenson, who comes with an immense depth of experience and wealth of knowledge in the South African film and television industry, as Dean of the AFDA Cape Town campus...

Issued by AFDA 8 Apr 2019

#FairnessFirst: Beyond tokenism, how more diversity in film = more money at the box office
#FairnessFirst: Beyond tokenism, how more diversity in film = more money at the box office

With talk of 'diversity fatigue' and tokenism on the rise, it's time to take a new stand - this time for inclusivity. Those behind-the-scenes at the box office are adding their voices to the call as the likes of Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians prove the power of being more representative on film...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Apr 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Die Seemeeu, Love Lives Here and Shazam!
#OnTheBigScreen: Die Seemeeu, Love Lives Here and Shazam!

Die Seemeeu, Love Lives Here, Shazam! and Galveston open at local cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Apr 2019

3 AFDA films selected as candidates for the student Oscars
3 AFDA films selected as candidates for the student Oscars

AFDA has announced the selection of three AFDA 2018 graduation films as candidates for the Student Academy Awards 2019...

Issued by AFDA 1 Apr 2019

Emerging Creative Talent competition invites aspirant creatives to enter
Emerging Creative Talent competition invites aspirant creatives to enter

The Bokeh South African International Lifestyle and Fashion Film Festival is inviting all aspirant creative talents to enter the Emerging Creative Talent competition and stand a chance to win R50,000...

29 Mar 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Dumbo, Us and Hotel Mumbai
#OnTheBigScreen: Dumbo, Us and Hotel Mumbai

Films joining the South African box office this week include Hotel Mumbai, Dumbo, Us, The Front Runner, Captive State and the Metropolitan Opera's screening of Donizetti's La Fille Du Regiment...

By Daniel Dercksen 29 Mar 2019

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