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Foxwood Launches Inaugural Projecting Africa Film Festival

Foxwood House in Houghton has recently revamped its theatre and will be hosting the inaugural Projecting Africa Film Festival in May. The festival kicks off on May 10th with a special screening of Otelo Burning followed by screenings on 11 – 13 May and 18 – 20 May.

The festival programme features some of the very best recently produced African films:

COMBAT (Saturday 12th May @ 19h30) – Nataniel’s acclaimed stage show filmed live at Emperor’s Palace

LUCKY (Friday 18th May @ 19h30) – Avie Luthra’s poignant tale about a young Zulu orphan who is reluctantly taken under the wing by an old Indian woman.

OTELO BURNING (Sunday 13th May @ 15h00 followed by Q&A with Sara Blecher) – Sara Blecher’s award-winning film about a group of township kids who discover the joy of surfing. It’s set in 1989, against a backdrop of brewing conflict between two political groups in Lamontville.

LONG STREET (Saturday 19th May @ 11h30) – Revel Fox’s deeply affecting, personal story of his daughter’s search for meaning and healing through music.

THE BANG BANG CLUB (Saturday 19th @ 19h30) – Based on Joao Silva’s best-selling book, The Bang Bang Club celebrates the life of Ken Oosterbroek and his fellow photographers who were known as the Bang Bang Club

SEMI-SOET (Sunday 20th May @ 15h00) – the Afrikaans romantic comedy that proved to be a box office hit earlier this year.

PARADISE STOP (Saturday 12 May @ 11h30) – Jann Turner’s heist comedy starring Kenneth Nkosi and Rapulana Seiphemo.

HOW TO STEAL 2 MILLION (Friday 11 May @ 19h30) – Charlie Vundla’s multi-award winning crime drama.

Projecting Africa is the brainchild of Foxwood’s Clive Rodel and is supported by Indigenous Film Distribution.

 

Ticket price is R35.

Bookings directly at Foxwood House:

Tel: 011 486 0935

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