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Screening: Mi Amigo Hugo (My Friend Hugo) by Oliver Stone, Dec. 8 2014 @ Alliance Française

Hugo Chavez + Oliver Stone | cc

Hugo Chavez + Oliver Stone | cc

Date: December 8, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française

Documentary released by the American filmmaker Oliver Stone on the first anniversary of President Chavez’s death.
The film brings together testimonies of family, friends intellectuals and politicians who remember Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, the leader of Bolivian Revolution

Presented by the Embassy of Venezuela

December 1, 2014 at 4:40 pm Leave a comment

4th Brazilian Film Festival, Dec. 4-7 2014 @ Alliance Française

Dates: December 4-7, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Entrance Free

Films in Portuguese with English sub-titles

THURSDAY 4TH DECEMBER, 7pm – ‘NEIGHBOURING SOUNDS’ by Kleber Mendonça Filho 2012, 2h11

Life in a middle-class neighbourhood in Recife takes an unexpected turn on the arrival of a private security firm. Its presence brings a good deal of anxiety to a culture which runs on fear.

FRIDAY 5TH DECEMBER, 5.30pm – ‘A DOG’S WILL’ by Guel Arraes, 2000, 1h44

Comedy about the escapades of the cowardly João Grilo and the sly Chicó, poor but resourceful guys who make their slim livelihood by fooling and cheating people.

FRIDAY 5TH DECEMBER, 7.30pm – ‘ME, YOU, THEM’ by Guel Arraes 2000, 1h44

A true story that comically portrays the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, all of whom live in the same house in a poor and arid village in the Brazilian Northeast.

SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER, 3pm – ‘LISBELA AND THE PRISONER’ by Jayme Monjardim 2003, 1h46

A tale of love and larceny as a young woman engaged to marry her well-meaning boyfriends suddenly develops second thoughts having met a traveling showman.

SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER, 5.30pm – ‘CAPTAINS OF THE SANDS’ by Cecilia Amado 2011, 1h36

This beautiful film follows the dreams and adventures of a gang of street kids. They survive together based on brotherhood and discover love when a young orphan girl joins them.

SUNDAY 7TH DECEMBER, 3pm – ‘CINEMA, ASPIRINS AND VULTURES’ by Marcelo Gomes 2005, 1h39

Two outcasts wander the back roads of Brazil looking for different kinds of escape. A salesman who fled Germany to avoid being drafted in WWII and a rural Brazilian who becomes his assistant.

SUNDAY 7TH DECEMBER, 5.30pm – ‘LOWER CITY’ by Sérgio Machado 2005, 1h38

Lifelong friendship between two men is threatended on the arrival of Karina, a dancer and a prostitute.

November 26, 2014 at 5:49 pm Leave a comment

The 48 Hours Film Project Premier Screening, Dec. 3 & 4 2014 @ Planet Media Cinemas – Prestige Plaza

48HFP Poster 1-01-20141126-120725

November 26, 2014 at 5:40 pm Leave a comment

Japan Cinema: About Her Brother, Nov. 29 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre

About her Brother
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “About Her Brother” which will be shown on Saturday, November 29, 2014.

Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans.

Next Screening: About Her Brother
Date: Saturday, 29th November 2014
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

Synopsis: This film presents a heartwarming depiction of the bond between a hard-working older sister and her younger brother, a failed performer. Widowed young, Ginko (Yoshinaga Sayuri) runs a pharmacy and lives with her daughter, Koharu (Aoi Yu), and her mother-in-law, Kinuyo (Kato Haruko). Koharu has plans to marry a distinguished doctor, but out of the blue, Ginko’s long lost brother, Tetsuro (Shofukutei Tsurube), shows up drunk at the wedding, ruining the occasion..

November 17, 2014 at 7:18 pm Leave a comment

Screening: 3 Recent Productions Inc. Ririkana – on PEV, Nov. 24 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Date: Monday, November 24 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6pm
Entrance Free

‘THE POWER OF COLLABORATION’ – An evening of film discussion by Light Box

Light Box is a human-centred, design-based Kenyan film production company. Its tagline is ‘to inspire and uplight a generation through film’.

It presents 3 recent productions: ‘Ririkana’ (Victims of PEV, forgotten by the public and politicians), ‘Let’s play pretend’ (a university girl discovers the depth of deception and betrayal, film written and developed by Moi University students) and ‘Christmas Morning’ (Christmas and Kevin’s 17th birthday. Kevin must decide what kind of a man he will become).

November 17, 2014 at 6:36 pm Leave a comment

Film Screening and Discussion: Mo & Me, Nov. 26 2014 @ Pawa 254 Hub

Mo and Me
Date: Wednesday, 26th November 2014
Venue: PAWA254, Mageuzi
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Entrance: FREE

Salim Amin, son and only child of Mohamed “Mo” Amin, undertakes a journey of recollection and reflection into the life of the frequently absent, globe-trotting father he loved, revered and feared. In his late teens, Mohamed Amin abandons his studies to pursue a career in photography which, over the course of thirty years, will turn him into a front-line cameraman extraordinaire – and, arguably, the most renowned photojournalist of his era. Training his candid lens across continents, Mo Amin’s thirst for breaking news puts him repeatedly in harm’s way – enduring weeks of torture, automatic arms fire, explosives and, ultimately, the amputation of his left arm – to become one of the most decorated news camera-man of all time. The documentary depicts Mo as an unbending, unforgiving and unapologetically rambunctious paterfamilias whose hunger for “the story” propels him to ever greater professional heights – often at the expense of those he cherishes. The 96-minute film is underpinned by extraordinary images from the vast Amin archive – currently available at World Picture Network in New York. The stills mark and frame Mo’s life as it unfolds in a vivid and, at times, grisly tableau of international politics. Fuelled by a potent mixture of talent and ambition, Mo’s stubborn courage, innate resilience and wily perseverance loom large as he encounters horror and brutality in the course of his indefatigable quest to inform, alert and chronicle.

November 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

I am Kenya: An Evening of Music, Film & Fun – Maramaso, Nov. 14 2014 @ Kuona Trust

I am Kenya
Date: November 14, 2014
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 5-11 pm
Tickets: KES 1000 – Inclusive of two drinks, snack and contribution to I am Kenya Initiative.

Maramaso Trailer from Foresee Films on Vimeo.

November 13, 2014 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

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