Latest Movies & Showtimes - South Africa

Latest Movies & Showtimes - South Africa

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7.9

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

10-12 PG2h 17m
The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage.
Showing in 49 cinemas
comedy
action
adventure
sci-fi
7.1

The Founder

10-12 PG1h 55m
The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.
Showing in 10 cinemas
drama
history
7.9

Beyond the River

7-9 PG1h 51m
Inspired by the true story of Siseko Ntondini and Piers Cruickshanks, who together won gold in the 2014 Dusi, Beyond the River delivers a nail-biting adventure story about the triumph of the human spirit.
Showing in 5 cinemas
drama
7.1

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

132h 6m
When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword Excalibur from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy... whether he likes it or not.
Showing in 49 cinemas
action
drama
fantasy
adventure
8.8

KEEPING UP WITH THE KANDASAMYS

7-9 PG1h 35m
Showing in 1 cinema
comedy
7.2

The Salesman

10-12 PG2h 5m
Forced out of their apartment due to dangerous works on a neighboring building, Emad and Rana move into a new flat in the center of Tehran. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s life.
Showing in 3 cinemas
drama
thriller
6.1

Song to Song

162h 9m
In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters Faye and BV, and music mogul Cook and the waitress whom he ensnares — chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.
Showing in 4 cinemas
romance
music
drama
7.5

The Shack

10-12 PG2h 12m
After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.
Showing in 18 cinemas
drama
fantasy
faith
6.0

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

132h 9m
Captain Jack Sparrow is pursued by an old rival, Captain Salazar, who along with his crew of ghost pirates has escaped from the Devil's Triangle, and is determined to kill every pirate at sea. Jack seeks the Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that grants its possessor total control over the seas, in order to defeat Salazar.
Showing in 52 cinemas
action
adventure
comedy
fantasy
6.3

Ozzy

PG1h 30m
Ozzy, a friendly, peaceful beagle has his idyllic life turned upside down when the Martins leave on a long and distant trip. There's only one problem: no dogs allowed! Unable to bring their beloved Ozzy along for the ride, they settle on the next best thing, a top-of-the-line canine spa called Blue Creek.
Showing in 25 cinemas
animation
family
8.3

The Zookeeper's Wife

132h 6m
The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.
Showing in 3 cinemas
drama
history
war
5.9

Alien: Covenant

162h 3m
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
Showing in 51 cinemas
thriller
horror
sci-fi
7.4

The Fate of the Furious

10-12 PG2h 16m
When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.
Showing in 41 cinemas
action
crime
thriller
7.0

Silence

162h 41m
Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.
Showing in 1 cinema
drama
history

National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night

TBA3h 20m
A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.
Showing in 4 cinemas
live
4.6

Unforgettable

TBA1h 40m
A woman sets out to make life hell for her ex-husband's new wife.
Showing in 15 cinemas
thriller

Sachin: A Billion Dreams

TBA2h 20m
Sachin: A Billion Dreams is an upcoming Indian biographical film directed by James Erskine and produced by Ravi Bhagchandka, based on the life of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. It stars Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar and Mayuresh in the lead cast and will be the debut of Tendulkar at the age of 42. The movie not only captures Sachin Tendulkar’s cricket and personal life in great detail but will also reveal a few aspects of his life which have never been heard of or seen before.
Showing in 5 cinemas
drama
indian
6.3

Going in Style

10-12 PG1h 36m
Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.
Showing in 8 cinemas
crime
comedy
drama
5.8

Love By Chance

10-12 PG1h 30m
Love By Chance is a film about two aspiring actors from South Africa (Altovise Lawrence and Atandwa Kani) who are independently in America, trying to crack into an extremely difficult and over saturated Hollywood industry. They meet by chance, but between the everyday struggle of auditioning, dealing with daily rejection, self-doubt, financial hardship, crazy friends and a mad dating scene, who has time for love?
Showing in 11 cinemas
comedy
5.8

Rules Don't Apply

10-12 PG2h 7m
It's Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey, under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes, arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes, who is engaged to be married to his seventh grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes' number one rule: No employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes' behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed.
Showing in 2 cinemas
comedy
drama
romance
6.9

Beauty and the Beast

PG2h 9m
A live-action adaptation of Disney's version of the classic 'Beauty and the Beast' tale of a cursed prince and a beautiful young woman who helps him break the spell.
Showing in 41 cinemas
fantasy
romance

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

PG1h 31m
Gavin Stone, a washed-up former child star, is forced to do community service at a local megachurch and pretends to be Christian so he can land the part of Jesus in their annual Passion Play, only to discover that the most important role of his life is far from Hollywood.
Showing in 13 cinemas
comedy
drama
family
romance

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

PG1h 30m
A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg's newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention.
Showing in 15 cinemas
comedy
family
teen

Half Girlfriend

TBA1h 39m
Once upon a time, there was a Bihar boy called Madhav, He fell in love with a girl called Riya. Madhav didn't speak English well, Riya did.Madhav wanted a relationship, riya didn't. Riya wanted only friendship, Raghav didn't. Riya suggested a compromise. She agreed to be his Half girlfriend.
Showing in 7 cinemas
drama
romance
indian
5.2

Enter the Warriors Gate

10-12 PG1h 48m
Epic fantasy-adventure meets martial arts action in this thrilling film written by Luc Besson & Robert Mark Kamen. After a mysterious chest opens a gateway through time, teen gamer Jack (Uriah Shelton) is transported to an ancient empire terrorized by a cruel barbarian king (former WWE superstar Dave Bautista). Jack will need all of his gaming skills as he battles to defeat the barbarian, protect a beautiful princess, and somehow find his way back home.
Showing in 3 cinemas
action
adventure
5.9

Sleepless

161h 35m
Undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a crew of homicidal gangsters kidnaps Downs’ teenage son. In one sleepless night he will have to rescue his son, evade an internal affairs investigation and bring the kidnappers to justice.
Showing in 3 cinemas
action
crime
thriller

20TH CENTURY WOMAN

TBA2h 0m
With 20TH CENTURY WOMEN, acclaimed filmmaker Mike Mills (the Academy Award winning BEGINNERS) brings us a richly multilayered, funny, heart-stirring celebration of the complexities of women, family, time, and the connections we search for our whole lives. It is a film that keeps redefining itself as it goes along, shifting with its characters as they navigate the pivotal summer of 1979.
Showing in 7 cinemas
drama

Bypass

131h 32m
A surgeon gets involved with the illegal organ trade when her son needs a transplant.
Showing in 4 cinemas
thriller
5.8

American Pastoral

131h 48m
Set in postwar America, a man watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart as his daughter's new political affiliation threatens to destroy their family.
Showing in 1 cinema
drama
5.7

All About Love

131h 58m
Kikay and Kiko grew up together in the province and built a strong friendship. But Kikay has to leave her best friend to live and study in Manila. She tries to fit in her new environment in the city but she ends up being abused by the people she thought as her new friends. Kikay returns to the province with a wounded self-esteem. There, she realizes how much Kiko loves her. Feeling unworthy of his love, Kikay drives Kiko away. But will she ever find the courage to come face to face with her own problems and admit her love for him?
Showing in 4 cinemas
romance
comedy

Johnny is nie Dood nie

162h 15m
A look into the tumultuous life of Johannes Kerkorrel and the Voëlvry movement during Apartheid South-Africa
Showing in 4 cinemas
drama
6.4

Smurfs: The Lost Village

PG1h 29m
In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.
Showing in 1 cinema
adventure
animation
comedy
family
5.9

The Boss Baby

PG1h 37m
A story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.
Showing in 36 cinemas
animation
comedy
family

Heartbeats

TBA0h 1m
The film centers on a feisty Los Angeles hip-hop dancer Kelli (Krystal Ellsworth), who travels to India with her family for a wedding and falls in love a" both with a new style of dance, and with a determined young man (Amitash Pradhan) who introduces it to her.
Showing in 1 cinema
music
romance
5.0

Table 19

10-12 PG1h 27m
Eloise, having been relieved of maid of honor duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway, only to find herself seated with five fellow unwanted guests at the dreaded Table 19.
Showing in 4 cinemas
drama
comedy

PRIMESTARS

TBA3h 0m
Showing in 11 cinemas
other

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6.5

Wonder Woman

10-12 PG2h 21m
An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man to become the greatest of the female superheroes.
Showing in 45 cinemas
action
adventure
fantasy
sci-fi
superhero
8.3

Tickling Giants

TBA1h 51m
The Arab Spring in Egypt: From a dictator to free elections, back to a dictatorship. One comedy show united the country and tested the limits of free press. This is the story of Bassem Youssef, a cardiologist turned comedian, the Jon Stewart of Egypt, and his show "The Show".
Showing in 1 cinema
documentary
8.1

I Am Not Your Negro

TBA1h 35m
Working from the text of James Baldwin’s unfinished final novel, director Raoul Peck creates a meditation on what it means to be Black in the United States.
Showing in 1 cinema
documentary
5.8

Baywatch

TBA1h 56m
Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.
Showing in 48 cinemas
adventure
action
comedy
7.5

A Street Cat Named Bob

TBA1h 43m
Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.
Showing in 1 cinema
drama
family
comedy
documentary

Met Opera Live - Eugene Onegin

TBA3h 57m
Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko as Tatiana and Mariusz Kwiecien and Peter Mattei sharing the title role. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.
Showing in 5 cinemas
music
opera

MACHINES + THE REMNANT (F/F)

TBA1h 55m
Juxtaposing the beastly beauty of, intricate, deafening machinery and their subordinate human operators, Jain welcomes you to the Dark Heart of the clothing industry. Though frank and withering interviews with workers and owners - both mortally dependent on productivity and profit - may be revealing, global demand for cheap clothing ergo cheap labour, is not mentioned. Nonetheless, our own participation in exploitation reverberates long after the closing credits. Masterful and poetic, the immersive, full-sensory, no-holds barred looks at conditions in a textile factory in Gujarat that is closer to a Victorian work-house than a 21st century working environment. From the mouth of the Salt River through Rondebosch to Kirstenbosch, are the remnants of a an indiginous almond tree hedge planted by Jan van Riebeeck in 1659. The Remnant weaves the voices of a botonist, a tour guide, and Jan van Riebeeck himself into a multilayered documentary depicting the rise of segregation in the Cape.
Showing in 2 cinemas
documentary
7.2

The Eagle Huntress

TBA1h 27m
Follow Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rise to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been typically been handed down from father to son for centuries.
Showing in 1 cinema
family
documentary
adventure

National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

TBA2h 30m
Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.
Showing in 4 cinemas
live

Ghost Hunting

TBA1h 34m
A set-up for an experiment in an empty room. Former inmates reconstruct an Israeli secret service interrogation centre. These Palestinian men use role play to come to terms with their memories and the humiliation they have experienced.
Showing in 1 cinema
documentary

Trophy

TBA1h 48m
This in-depth look into the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation in the U.S. and Africa unravels the complex consequences of treating animals as commodities.
Showing in 2 cinemas
documentary

Winnie

TBA1h 38m
While her husband served a life sentence, paradoxically kept safe and morally uncontaminated, Winnie Mandela rode the raw violence of apartheid, fighting on the front line and underground. This is the untold story of the mysterious forces that combined to take her down, labeling him a saint, her, a sinner.
Showing in 1 cinema
documentary

Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back

TBA1h 35m
An art world upstart, provocative and elusive artist Maurizio Cattelan made his career on playful and subversive works that send up the artistic establishment, until a retrospective at the Guggenheim in 2011 finally solidified his place in the contemporary art canon. Axelrod's equally playful profile leaves no stone unturned in trying to figure out: who is Maurizio Cattelan?
Showing in 2 cinemas
documentary

INDWE (F/F)

TBA0h 53m
Armed with her traditional Xhosa uhadi, acclaimed musician Indwe embarks on a musical pilgrimage through South Africa’s past and the events that led to the 1956 Women’s March to Pretoria. This saw 1000s of women from Port Elizabeth boarding trains, determined to take part in an historical landmark in the struggle against the apartheid regime. Indwe tracks down some women to collect and record their personal accounts and the songs they sang on that momentous day. Her voice melds with theirs as she interprets their stories through her music. It’s a highly evocative musical meeting of past and present. Courtesy of the Director
Showing in 2 cinemas
documentary

COMMUNION + I MADE YOU I KILL YOU (F/F)

TBA1h 40m
This affecting and episodic debut by Zamecka tells the story of Marek Kaczanowski and his two adolescent children. It focuses on Ola, an extraordinary 14-year-old who parents her autistic brother, Nikodem. Mostly set in the family’s welfare apartment, Zamecka’s use of fixed lenses enables her to achieve a remarkable intimacy; she shuns a didactic narrative, allowing the film’s storyline to unfold through spoken dialogue and acute observation. Masterful editing adds to the unhurried pace and fiction-like unravelling of character. Communion is less a portrait of family dysfunction than an essay in familial tenderness and endurance. Ola’s commitment to seeing Nikodem through his first holy communion is matched by her determination to reunite the family with their estranged mother, Magda. This haunting multimedia film uses a mix of video, animation, photographs, children’s drawings, music and voice-overs to provide an account of the director’s traumatic childhood which was ruled over by his bullying, domineering father, himself a victim of child abuse. In a life marred by alcoholism, domestic violence and frequent funerals, the moving image offered Bădeliță the only escape
Showing in 1 cinema
documentary

All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone

TBA1h 31m
Vancouver-based filmmaker and TV news veteran Fred Peabody explores the life and legacy of the maverick American journalist I.F. Stone, whose long one-man crusade against government deception lives on in the work of such contemporary filmmakers and journalists as Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald, David Corn, and Matt Taibbi.
Showing in 1 cinema
documentary

BREXITANNIA (F/F)

TBA1h 20m
Brexitannia is a remarkably nuanced exploration of the political and emotional landscape in post-Brexit UK. Shot in black and white, the film is in two parts. First a series of beautifully composed portraits in which a diversity of Brexit voters discuss their gut, nostalgic and sometimes absurd responses to leave or remain, often raising issues that will not be remedied by Brexit. The second consists of compelling interviews with informed experts, notably Noam Chomsky who provides surprising insights to people's motives. Kelly, tellingly, does not canvas the opinions of any British politicians. The film challenges the binary notion associated with the Brexit vote - national pride and identity - and extends into a complex discussion of the broader global backdrop of the 21st Century.
Showing in 2 cinemas
documentary

Stranger in Paradise

TBA1h 12m
A political essay on the absurd dilemmas presented by asylum policies. In a classroom, migrants’ illusions are dashed against the rocks of European arrogance.
Showing in 1 cinema
documentary

DEEP BLUE/MIDDLE C (F/F)

TBA1h 0m
This psychedelic surf film emerges from the Elands Bay dustbowl like an LED encrusted crayfish. Acclaimed Fokofpolisiekar and African Cypher director (and two-time Encounters Audience Award winner) Little recruited musicians, sculptors, artists, a coastal forager, underwater wildlife filmmakers, conservation biologists, drone pilots – to spend 10 days and nights at a camp site where they surfed, created artworks, and worked with the local community, celebrating that coast and ocean. Surfing the line between fiction and non, this strangely surreal dreamscape is an invigorating dip into the stream of consciousness of an eccentric and wildly talented bunch.
Showing in 1 cinema
documentary

Almost There

TBA1h 23m
ALMOST THERE tells the story of three men in search for meaning and happiness in the autumn of their lives.
Showing in 1 cinema
documentary

WAITHIRA (F/F)

TBA1h 12m
A portrait of family, and a study of migration, assimilation and generational spirit in the most gentle and intimate of terms. Kenyan born Munyiri, partially raised in South Africa and much-travelled since, creates an autobiography-through-biography of her late paternal grandmother, Waithira. Through interviews with her cousin in Dresden, and her uncle who remains in the family home, what seems straightforward becomes beguilingly complex and somewhat quixotic: more is gone and lost than retained and knowable. The intersections of Munyiri’s family’s lives with Kenya’s history and present – colonialism, the persecution of Kikuyu people, migration – are in sequence similarly telling, creating a subtle depiction of the meaningless sadnesses that people live through, and pass on, in order to create more comfortable lives for themselves and those they love.
Showing in 1 cinema
documentary

Cahier africain

7-9 PG1h 58m
It all started with a small exercise book. Its page were checkered with the courageous testimonies of 300 Central African women, girls and men. They reveal what Congolese mercenaries did to them. On their own initiative, they gathered together their testimonies in this book.
Showing in 1 cinema
documentary

TROUPES OF WAR - DITURUPA (F/F)

TBA1h 32m
How do you commemorate soldiers who died in wars perpetrated by their oppressors? Mudzingwa and Ledwaba correctly seek no easy answer to this complicated question. At its narrative core is the Ditrupa, a celebration of military history held in Markapanstad, rural North-West – a filtered-down appropriation of Scottish tradition brought back by black South African troops who served in the Great War. As well as covering black military history, the film provides a telling juxtaposition of black memory against white history. And in its portraiture of the craft and history of Diturupa, it needles in on an uncomfortable nostalgia that may be a basis of inquiry for future films on the subject. Worthwhile. Courtesy of the Directors
Showing in 1 cinema
documentary

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

TBA1h 57m
A financial schemer finds himself in the middle of an international scandal after he becomes a political adviser to the new prime minister of Israel.
Showing in 1 cinema
comedy
thriller
drama
documentary
5.0

This Is Our Land

TBA1h 57m
Pauline, a devoted and generous home help nurse, raises her two children alone, while also looking after her father, a former steelworker. Taking advantage of her popularity, the directors of an extremist political party suggest she become their candidat at the mayoral elections.
Showing in 1 cinema
drama
documentary

Forever Pure

TBA1h 27m
Beitar Jerusalem FC is the most popular team in Israel and the only club in the Premier League never to sign an Arab player. Midway through a season the club's owner, Russian-Israeli oligarch Arcadi Gaydamak, brought in two Muslim players from Chechnya in a secretive transfer deal that triggered the most racist campaign in Israeli sport and sent the club spiralling out of control.
Showing in 1 cinema
documentary

CHALLENGE + WHIPPING ZOMBIE (F/F)

TBA2h 6m
The mystique of the falcon and the obsession to control morning's minion, stretches back through the mists of time, but nothing will prepare you for this contemporary, blinged Mad Max journey across the Qatari desert towards a falconry competition. Fuelled by the petrodollar, falconry has reached ridiculous heights - prize birds, often costing as much as $24,000, arrive in private jets complete with designer hoods and hand-polished beaks. Their owners speed down empty highways in their Lamborghini's - with pet cheetah's in the passenger seat - or on gold-plated Harleys. Set amidst breathtaking desert scenery, rich men bond, but their lives appear all surface and as empty as the dunes. This unusual, intriguing short is the first filmic documentation of the ritual of the kale zombi – a mixture of dance, trance-inducing percussion and flagellation – that re-enacts the trauma of slavery in a remote Haitian village.
Showing in 1 cinema
documentary

LAST MEN IN ALLEPO (F/F)

TBA1h 30m
“That mother@#$%er Bashar has us watching the sky constantly,” says plain-speaking father of two, Khaled, early into this frontline study of three reluctant heroes. Khaled, Mahmoud and Subhi, are all volunteers of the White Helmets Syrian Civil Defence, who rescue neighbours in war-torn, besieged Aleppo. Told from their perspective, Fayyad captures the unbroken cycle of waiting and devastation that characterises Syria's asymmetrical war. When a young boy quizzes Mahmoud about being saved, his rescuer responds: “You’re a flower and you must see life.” At times claustrophobic and tragic, this film is nonetheless leavened by its searing grace. It stands testimony to the humility and determination of the people of Aleppo.
Showing in 1 cinema
documentary

RETURN OF A PRESIDENT (F/F)

TBA1h 18m
In 2009 Madagascar’s democratically-elected president, the popular businessman Marc Ravalomanana, was ousted from power following a bloody military coup. In a fascinating geopolitical drama, Danish filmmaker Mik-Meyer closely follows Ravalomanana as he attempts to return from exile in South Africa to Madagascar, under the threat of arrest and bodily harm. With fly-on-the-wall access to Ravalomanana’s legal, business and PR teams – and investigative interviews with the president and his family – Mik-Meyer conducts an intriguing study of the politics of a country on the imaginary and physical peripheries of Africa, of the insidious nature of French neo-colonial interests, and of the self-sacrifice that true leadership requires.
Showing in 2 cinemas
documentary

A COUNTRY OF FISHERS (F/F)

7-9 PG1h 19m
Award-winning Hendricks returns with this carefully observed study of a Hout Bay fisherman as he engages with his friends over the course of a dagga-fueled conversation, making dinner and putting his children to bed. As in previous work, Hendricks gains remarkable access to his subject, achieving a level of intimacy rare in documentary filmmaking. In providing such a personal portrait of a single household, and allowing the rich dialogue between the men to flow so freely, he provides a tangible account of how the economic policies of neoliberalism and post-apartheid South Africa have constrained the lives and livelihoods of the poor in this country and around the world.
Showing in 1 cinema
documentary

Whitney: Can I Be Me

TBA1h 30m
The life and tragic death of Whitney Houston.
Showing in 2 cinemas
documentary

DRAGAN'S LAIR (F/F)

TBA0h 43m
In South Africa reports of rape and abuse of women and children sadly, are not uncommon. What is rare, however, is Lucy Witt's courageous and unwavering dissection of the grooming process, the abuse, and surviving the aftermath. Repeatedly raped by her stepfather, her confrontations with him in her adult years are thought-provoking, a quest for meaning, not retribution. Initially reluctant to be filmed, his inclusion allows a frank and chilling expose of how sexual predators "work". Dr Marcel Londt, a social worker specialising in child sexual abuse, provides insight, a sobering warning and some solace for survivors.
Showing in 1 cinema
documentary
4.9

We Are Not Angels 3: Rock & Roll Strike Back

TBA1h 27m
We Are Not Angels III is a Serbian film. In 1973 during a Youth Work Action, budding musician Borko Pavić (Nikola Pejaković) is disappointed to find out that the majority of his fellow young workers prefer to dance kolo to folkish harmonica sounds rather than listening to him play his acoustic guitar. Heartbroken and depressed he confides in his best friend that he read that in America the young people make the devil appear by playing the music backwards who then makes them rich and famous. He becomes the mega popular rock'n'roll superstar Dorijan. Cut to 30+ years later Dorijan is still a debauched, coke-snorting, and alcoholic superstar, except that he's now playing turbo folk instead of rock'n'roll. He lives with a silicone trophy girlfriend Smokvica and his best friend from childhood is his business manager. Despite still having his women, fame, and fortune, Dorijan is unhappy about having to resort to playing a musical style he hates in order to have all that.
Showing in 2 cinemas
comedy
foreign
documentary

GOLDBLATT (F/F)

TBA1h 25m
South Africa through the eyes of David Goldblatt is an achingly beautiful place. From his early photographs of Apartheid South Africa to the removal of Rhodes statue from UCT, he has chronicled the country as faithfully as this film chronicles his life. Including interviews with Nadine Gordimer, Zanele Muholi and William Kentridge, the intimate portrait of man and country is captivating. We trail him in his campervan, capturing the essence and heartbreak of a land, and which invites deeper scrutiny. Through frank and disarming revelations he shares his views on faith, fear, death and desire. This is a film which invokes a need to see as Goldblatt sees, feel as he feels.
Showing in 1 cinema
documentary

Mogadishu Soldier

TBA1h 24m
A camera in the hands of African Union soldiers in Mogadishu, Somalia, captures the war on the jihadist militants in Al-Shabaab.
Showing in 1 cinema
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Whose Streets?

TBA1h 43m
A nonfiction account of the Ferguson uprising told by the people who lived it, this is an unflinching look at how the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown inspired a community to fight back—and sparked a global movement.
Showing in 2 cinemas
documentary