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Independent Cinema in the city of Johannesburg. Includes a cafe and bar, screening movies off the beaten track of the regular commercial circuit. Discover your next favourite movie you never knew existed. See all the latest movie info, showtimes, release dates, trailers & ratings. Ticket prices will vary, if you click the "book now" button of a specific movie, you will see the pricing and availability.

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2D (R50)

Movies in City and Suburban, Johannesburg

286 Fox Street, City and Suburban, Johannesburg, 2094

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This Changes Everything

All Ages1h 29m
Based on Naomi Klein's book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, a look at how people in various communities around the world play a role in the ongoing climate change debate and how they're affecting change in trying to prevent the environmental destruction of our planet.
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Food Fighter

All Ages1h 26m
OzHarvest CEO Ronni Kahn has enough passion and drive to move mountains – but can she reduce the exorbitant pile of food Australians waste each year? Food Fighter follows Ronni’s crusade as she partners with the United Nations, rubs shoulders with royalty and Jamie Oliver’s juggernaut, rifles through dumpster bins, and holds government to account.
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MONNOV 26
16:00
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A Fool's Paradise

All Ages1h 8m
The new James Bond fan film from All But One Productions, this is the sequel to Another way to die.
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todayNOV 15
15:00
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EVERYTHING MUST FALL (F/F)

TBA1h 24m
An unflinching look at the #FeesMustFall student movement that burst onto the South African political landscape in 2015 as a protest over the cost of education, and morphed into the most militant national revolt since the country’s first democratic elections in 1994. The story is told by four student leaders at Wits University and their Vice Chancellor
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todayNOV 15
18:00
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High Fantasy

All Ages1h 14m
A group of young friends on a camping trip, deep in the South African countryside wake up to discover they have all swapped bodies.
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tomorrowNOV 16
18:00
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We Are The Heat

All Ages1h 44m
In the crime filled city of Buenaventura, Colombia, a group of friends prepares for a dance competition that might change their lives forever. In this rough world, talent might be your only way out.
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FRINOV 23
18:00
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Mama Colonel

TBA1h 12m
Colonel Honorine Munyole is a robust forty-four-year-old widow and mother of seven young children – four of her own, three adopted. She wields her uniform, beret and black handbag like a protective shield, which her daily work desperately requires. More or less on her own, she runs a small police unit dedicated to protecting women who’ve been raped and children who’ve suffered abuse in the war-plagued regions of the Congo. At the start of Maman Colonelle, she’s transferred from Bukavu to Kisangani, arriving only to discover her future home and office in a desolate state. While she deals with such practical obstacles with suitable feistiness, the traumas and social deformities of the people around her have nightmarish dimensions: the envy surrounding those with state-recognised ‘victim’ status, hope for help from the ‘whites’, depression, helplessness.
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THUNOV 29
17:30
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Le Ministre des Poubelles

All Ages
Directedby: Quentin Noirfalise / Documentary / 1h 15min Some see him as a madman, others as a genius. Sharp-eyed, nimble-fingered, polio-crippled Emmanuel Botalatala is Kinshasa's Minister of Garbage. The position is however unofficial; it is merely a stage name. As the Congo heads towards critical and uncertain elections, the Minister has a destiny. In the capital city's working-class districts, he creates three-dimensional artworks with the waste vomited day after day by Kinshasa. Through those, he puts forth a reflection on his country's and Africa's evolution. At 64 years of age, he finds himself at a turning point. Entering the last portion of his life completely penniless, he dreams of creating a cultural centre to host his rain-corroded work, train tomorrow's Ministers of Garbage and leave a trace of his existence behind. Richi, his multitask apprentice; Eric, an artist in the making and baker in the evening; Romain, his head of cabinet; and Marguerite, his second wife, wi
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SATNOV 24
17:30
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The Colour of Wine

All Ages1h 9m
TheBioscope is proud to welcome back The Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival. Tickets: R60 The Colour of Wine Dir Akin Omotoso | 2018 | South Africa | 68 min If there's a message in the bottle, then Omotoso presupposes it's not only about a winemaker but a country. Through the lens of first generation black vintners, The Colour of Wine looks at the history of South Africa winemaking and how we are still working to eradicate the ignoble rot of apartheid from our vineyards. The personal stories of four winemakers are blended with interviews of wine experts from around the world to tell the bigger story of a passionate group who are bringing about transformation in the industry, one glass at a time. This is the fifth film for renowned director Omotoso, whose works include God is African, Man on Ground and Vaya, all of which have premiered and won awards at festivals around the world.
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FRINOV 30
16:00
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Carol's Journey

All Ages1h 40m
Carol, a 12 year old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the secretive family environment. Her innocence and rebellious nature drive her at first to reject a world that is at once new and foreign. But she soon journeys into adulthood through a friendship with Maruja, the village teacher, and a young local boy, Tomiche.
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2DSCREEN 1
WEDNOV 28
18:00
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Girl Power

All Ages1h 32m
Girl Power is a documentary that presents female graffiti writers from fifteen cities – from Prague to Moscow, Cape Town, Sydney, Biel, Madrid, Berlin, Toulouse, Barcelona and all the way to New York. The graffiti community is predominantly a man's world, and men often share the view that graffiti – namely the illegal kind – is not for girls. And yet women have become increasingly more emancipated in recent years; there are female graffiti shows, magazines and websites. Girl Power captures the stories of ladies who have succeeded in the male graffiti world.
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SATNOV 17
17:30
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Footnotes in The City

All Ages0h 30m
Footnotesin the City is a film that explores street art as a form of visual activism in Durban, South Africa. Directed by: Mook Lion and Samora Chapman / Documentary / 32min 43s The film focuses on the work of Mook Lion and his collaborators, as seen by documentary photographer and filmmaker, Samora Chapman. It's also an investigation of the urban spaces that provide the context of street art, and the people that experience it. The brothers become invested in this form of cultural expression through their participation in hip hop culture and graffiti in Durban from the mid 2000s. Through this culture they developed an interest in exploring, actively participating and documenting their city of residence. Durban is a city in rapid transition environmentally, socially, economically and culturally, and street art is presented as a pragmatic and effective means of cultural response. The ephemeral nature of street art and mural art as a result of the transitory nature of the public s
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SATNOV 17
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