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Screening: Africa Metropolis Films in Nairobi! Jul. 18-20 2014 @ Goethe Institut, the Nest & Pawa 254 Hub Respectively

Africa Metropolis

African Metropolis Films Comes To Nairobi!
African Metropolis, a compilation of six short films from six African cities, will be screened for the first time in Nairobi.

The films from Abidjan, Cairo, Dakar, Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi tell urban tales about life in African metropolises. Over 50 percent of the continent’s total population now lives in cities, and vital urban cultures are forming and transforming – fast, and with growing complexity. In African cinema, the shift is towards urban stories, with less focus on the traditional, rural Africa that dominated in the past.

The event will be held in different venues including Goethe Institut, The Nest and Pawa254.

The Pawa254’s rooftop will take place on Sunday, 20th of July, completing the whole event with supporting happenings like live graffiti, spoken word performances, music performances and a visual urban photography exhibition.

Entrance: Free

Find more info here

July 12, 2014 at 5:09 pm Leave a comment

Forum Theatre: Rewind Fast Forward facilitated by Dr. Njoki Ngumi, Feb. 22 2014 @ the NEST

RW-FFD MONEY Final
Rewind Fast Forward – our forum theatre project moderated by Dr. Njoki Ngumi – returns this Saturday February 22nd, 2pm – 5pm at the NEST with “Money”. How do you negotiate for better pay or get what you are owed?

Join our amazing interactive theatre cast of Maina Olwenya, Millicent Ogutu and Sam Psenjen in exploring these conflict-prone zones, oppressive components and politics of paying and getting paid.

Entry is free!

February 20, 2014 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

A Night of Poetry & Performance with Staceyann Chin + Binyavanga Wainaina, Jan. 30 2014 @ Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel

Staceyann Chin
The NEST will once again host the Jamaican poet and performance artist Staceyann Chin alongside our very own Binyavanga Wainaina this Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi from 7.30pm, for a night of conversations and performances.

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Venue: Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel
Time: 7:30 pm
Tickets: Ksh 500

Pay for advance tickets through MPESA on 0724 947587, or pick them up at the NEST located on Jabavu road, Kilimani, and the BONK shop at the Junction Mall (Ngong Road).

January 27, 2014 at 6:04 pm Leave a comment

Event: Open Show Nairobi January Edition, Jan. 17 2014 @ the NEST

Open Show
Date: Friday, January 17 2014
Venue: The Nest
Time: 7 pm

About
Open Show is a global, volunteer-run platform for visual storytelling through photography, film and multimedia. Our monthly events showcase 5 presenters each with 10-15 minutes to show 20 images or 3-8 mins of video or multimedia. They can use the time to talk about their presentation as much or as little as they want within the time frame. Our mission at Open Show is to use the visual medium of storytelling to create conversation rather than a lecture-style presentation, and so the audience will be able to connect directly with the presenter by asking questions, and providing comments and feedback.

NB: Open Show Nairobi are always looking for more presenters, so if you are interested in presenting 20 of your photos or 3-8mins of video, we highly encourage one and all. Please submit here: http://openshow.org/submissions/
Choose photos that tell a story and be ready to discuss with the audience.

For more info visit: Facebook: // Official website

January 9, 2014 at 12:49 pm Leave a comment

Dream to Screen: 48 Hour Film Project Nairobi, Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 2013 @ Various Venues in Nairobi

48HFP_Competition Poster
The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which teams of filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers have a blast making a movie. All writing, shooting, editing and scoring must be completed in just 48 hours.

In 2013 the 48HFP will visit more than 120 cities where more than 60,000 people will make short films. The Project has truly spread to the four corners of the globe as filmmakers from Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas will compete to see who can make the best short film in a weekend.

On Friday the 29th of November, participating teams will gather at The Michael Joseph Center (HQ2 Waiyaki Way, Westlands) where they will be given a genre, a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue they MUST work into their film. Films submitted even 1-minute late on 1st December 2013 will be disqualified.

Check out a video created by 150 filmmakers from 18 cities on 6 continents describing how the 48 Hour Film Project works. See video here

All films made during the 48Hour Film Project will premier on the big screen to the open public.

PRIZE FOR THE WINNING FILM
• The Director of the winning film will receive screenwriting software.
• The top 3 films will be premiered on Shorts TV both locally and internationally: http://www.shorts.tv
• The Best Film from Nairobi will be awarded a trophy and screened at the 48 Hour Film Project Filmapalooza in 2014. (The 48Hour film Project’s annual awards ceremony)
• The top 12 films globally will screen at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner.

A little history on the 48 Hour film Project:
To register teams go to this link
To learn the rules of the 48Hour Film Project go to this link


THE EVENTS

48Hour Film Project MEET & GREET (POTENTIAL PARTICIPANTS MEET TO LEARN ABOUT THE COMPETITION & NETWORK)
Date: Saturday 9th November 2013
Time: 10:30am
Venue: The Michael Joseph Center, HQ2 Wiyaki Way, Westlands


“The Best of 48HFP” (A SHOWCASE OF WINNING FILMS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD)

Date: Saturday 16thNovember 2013
Time: 7pm
Venue: The Nest, Jabavu Rd. opp Kilimani Police Station

COMPETITION KICK OFF (REGISTERED TEAMS WILL MEET HERE TO RECEIVE DETAILS FOR THEIR FILMS)
Date: Friday, 29th November 2013
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Venue: The Michael Joseph Center, HQ2 Wiyaki Way, Westlands

COMPETITION DROP OFF & WRAP PARTY (TEAMS WILL MEET HERE TO SUBMIT THE FILM THEY’VE CREATED)
Date: Sunday, 1st December 2013
Time: 7:30pm SHARP (films must be submitted by 7:30pm to be on time!)
Venue: The Michael Joseph Center, HQ2 Wiyaki Way, Westlands

Premiere Screenings
Date: 10th and 11th December 2013
Time: 10:30 & 7pm
Venue: Century Cinemax – The Junction
Price: TBA

Awards Ceremony
Date: 13th December 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: The Michael Joseph Center, HQ2 Wiyaki Way, Westlands

Also, checkout two films that we’ve taken to the Cannes Film Festival as winners in the Southern Africa leg of the competition:

“Child” Cannes 2012′s short film official selection

“Past Tense” Cannes 2013′s short film official selection

http://www.48hourfilm.com/en/about/press.films.php?film=122

Some global winners

“Cake” Winner Greensborough 2012

“Jacques Serres” Winner 2012 Paris

http://www.48hourfilm.com/en/about/press.films.php

November 26, 2013 at 9:51 am Leave a comment

Screening: Eye See Nights, Oct. 26 2013 @ the NEST

eye see festival
Ten Cities meets Eye See Festival

Date: October 26, 2013
Venue: the NEST
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Entry: Free

October 23, 2013 at 11:03 am Leave a comment

Forum Theatre: Shame & Pleasure, Oct. 12 2013 @ The NEST

Forum Theatre
This Saturday (October 12th), the NEST are using forum theatre to explore honest possibilities around human sexuality and the shame attached to sexuality – a phenomenon prevalent in our society.

Come and watch some great performances (and maybe jump on stage yourself!)

Details and free registration:http://www.becauseartislife.org/blog/8/10/2013-shame-and-pleasure

October 8, 2013 at 3:15 pm 2 comments

Documentary [RE] Screening: God Loves Uganda, Sept. 6 2013 @ the NEST

God Loves Uganda
Date: September 6, 2013
Venue: The Nest
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: Prior Reservation

About
A powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to change African culture with values from America’s Fundamental Christian Right.

Description
God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry. The film follows evangelical leaders in America and Uganda along with politicians and missionaries as they attempt the radical task of eliminating “sexual sin” and converting Ugandans to fundamentalist Christianity.

As an American influenced bill to make homosexuality punishable by death wins widespread support, tension in Uganda mounts and an atmosphere of murderous hatred takes hold. The film reveals the conflicting motives of faith and greed, ecstasy and egotism, among Ugandan ministers, American evangelical leaders and the foot soldiers of a theology that sees Uganda as a test case, ground zero in a battle not for millions, but billions of souls.

Through verite, interviews, and hidden camera footage – and with unprecedented access – God Loves Uganda takes viewers inside the evangelical movement in both the US and Uganda. It features Lou Engle, the creator of The Call which brings tens of thousands of believers together to pray against sexual sin. It provides a rare view of the most powerful evangelical minister in Uganda, who lives in a mansion where he’s served by a white-coated chef. It goes into a Ugandan church where a preacher whips a congregation into mass hysteria with anti-gay rhetoric.

It records the culture clash between enthusiastic Midwestern missionaries and world weary Ugandans. It features a heartbreaking interview with gay activist David Kato shortly before he was murdered. It tells the moving story of Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, a minister excommunicated, ostracized and literally spat on for being tolerant and his remarkable campaign for peace and healing in Uganda. Shocking, horrifying, touching and enlightening, God Loves Uganda will make you question what you thought you knew about religion.

September 4, 2013 at 4:30 pm Leave a comment

Documentary Screening: God Loves Uganda, Aug. 31 2013 @ The Nest

God Loves Uganda
Date: August 31, 2013
Venue: The Nest
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: Prior Reservation

About

A powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to change African culture with values from America’s Fundamental Christian Right.

Description

God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry. The film follows evangelical leaders in America and Uganda along with politicians and missionaries as they attempt the radical task of eliminating “sexual sin” and converting Ugandans to fundamentalist Christianity.

As an American influenced bill to make homosexuality punishable by death wins widespread support, tension in Uganda mounts and an atmosphere of murderous hatred takes hold. The film reveals the conflicting motives of faith and greed, ecstasy and egotism, among Ugandan ministers, American evangelical leaders and the foot soldiers of a theology that sees Uganda as a test case, ground zero in a battle not for millions, but billions of souls.

Through verite, interviews, and hidden camera footage – and with unprecedented access – God Loves Uganda takes viewers inside the evangelical movement in both the US and Uganda. It features Lou Engle, the creator of The Call which brings tens of thousands of believers together to pray against sexual sin. It provides a rare view of the most powerful evangelical minister in Uganda, who lives in a mansion where he’s served by a white-coated chef. It goes into a Ugandan church where a preacher whips a congregation into mass hysteria with anti-gay rhetoric. It records the culture clash between enthusiastic Midwestern missionaries and world weary Ugandans. It features a heartbreaking interview with gay activist David Kato shortly before he was murdered. It tells the moving story of Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, a minister excommunicated, ostracized and literally spat on for being tolerant and his remarkable campaign for peace and healing in Uganda. Shocking, horrifying, touching and enlightening, God Loves Uganda will make you question what you thought you knew about religion.

August 28, 2013 at 12:16 am Leave a comment

Dance Auditions for Male & Female Dancers to feature on upcoming Productions, Aug. 3 2013 @ the NEST

come to life
The NEST is holding auditions for male and female dancers with interesting personality and strong technique to feature in upcoming video productions.

Date: Saturday, August 3rd 2013
Venue: at the NEST
Time: from 10am – 5pm.
Register (free) here

July 31, 2013 at 12:43 pm Leave a comment

Screening: 12 Angry Men, Jun. 21 2013 @ the Nest

12 angry men
Date: June 21, 2013
Venue: the Nest
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free
RSVP: muse@b9-studios.com

12 Angry Men (1957), or Twelve Angry Men (1957), is the gripping, penetrating, and engrossing examination of a diverse group of twelve jurors (all male, mostly middle-aged, white, and generally of middle-class status) who are uncomfortably brought together to deliberate after hearing the ‘facts’ in a seemingly open-and-shut murder trial case. They retire to a jury room to do their civic duty and serve up a just verdict for the indigent minority defendant (with a criminal record) whose life is in the balance.

Watch the trailer here

June 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm Leave a comment

Discussion: Kenya’s Participation at the 2013 Venice Biennale, Jun. 20 2013 @ the NEST

Venice 2013
Date: June 20, 2013
Venue: the Nest, Jabavu Maisonettes House No. 4
Location: Opposite Kilimani Police Station
Time: from 6 pm
Entry: free

Context
Kenya’s Chinese takeaway in Venice by Frank Whalley

Kenya’s delegation to Venice Biennale – Source venice biennale 2013 official website

Artists: Kivuthi Mbuno, Armando Tanzini, Chrispus Wangombe Wachira, Fan Bo, Luo Ling & Liu Ke, Lu Peng, Li Wei, He Weiming, Chen Wenling, Feng Zhengjie, César Meneghetti
Commissioner: Paola Poponi
Curators: Sandro Orlandi, Paola Poponi
Venue: Caserma Cornoldi, Castello 4142 and San Servolo island

For more information about this event please visit the Facebook event page

June 18, 2013 at 4:35 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Nairobi Half Life, May 24 2013 @ the Nest

Nairobi Half Life
Date: May 24, 2013
Venue: the Nest
Time: 7 pm
RSVP: muse@b9-studios.com

A young man, Mwas (Joseph Wairimu) still lives with his parents in their rural home in Kenya. He makes a living by selling western action films, he dramatically acts and portrays most of the action figures in his films in order to entice his customers. He is an aspiring actor and when he comes across a group of actors from Nairobi performing in his town, he asks one of them to help him jump start his acting career. But in return he is asked to give ksh1000 approximately USD10 in order for him to be cast in one of the plays. He can only afford ksh500 and is told to take the other kshs 500 with him to the National theatre in Nairobi. He is very excited and after receiving some money from his mother he embarks on his journey to Nairobi with a brief stop over in his town to bade his friends goodbye. He meets his cousin (a gang leader) who gives Mwas an expensive radio system and some money to take to Khanji electronic shop in downtown Nairobi.
After making his way to Nairobi, he quickly learns that there is more to Nairobi than just opportunities and glamour. On the first day, Mwas loses everything he has to Nairobi thugs and is left stranded and confused especially because he knows no one. He gets arrested and even spends a day in jail. In a twist of events, he meets a Nairobi crook who becomes a close friend and takes him into his criminal gang. He slowly gets into crime while trying to make his acting dreams come true. He finds himself struggling and juggling the two separate worlds. – Wikipedia

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Some members of the cast and crew will be at the screening for a discussion after the film.

May 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Life, Above All. May 17 2013 @ the NEST

life above all
Date: May 17, 2013
Venue: the NEST
Time: 1900h
RSVP by email to muse@b9-studios.com

In the dusty small town of Elandsdoorn, a South African township not far from Johannesburg, life is simple and serene. A prevailing sense of pride tightly bonds together the entire community – but beware those who step out of line … 12-year-old Chanda is a hardworking promising young student with a bright future, but her life changes dramatically when her baby sister unexpectedly dies. Heartbroken, Chanda’s mother, Lillian, in turn becomes severely ill. Her stepfather drowns himself in alcohol, leaving the young girl to take care of her two smaller siblings. Meanwhile, the formerly friendly neighbours become increasingly distant and gossip spreads.

“Auntie” Tafa does what she can to help by getting Lillian to leave town, but not even she is immune to the cloud of fear filtering across Elandsdoorn. Suspecting that the community’s irrational ostracism has to do with her mother’s illness and the death of her baby sister, Chanda demands answers but is met with stubborn silence. Unwilling to bear the weight of secrecy any longer, Chanda sets out to face a deeply engrained, unspoken taboo …- Official Website

May 15, 2013 at 4:52 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Something Necessary, May 10 2013 @ the Nest

Something Neccessary
Date: May 10, 2013
Venue: The Nest
Time: Screening at 1900h
RSVP by email: to muse@b9-studios.com

Something Necessary is an intimate moment in the lives of Anne and Joseph. A woman struggling to rebuild her life after the civil unrest that swept Kenya after the 2007 elections claiming the life of her husband, the health of her son and leaving her home on an isolated farm in the Kenyan countryside in ruins, she now has nothing but her resolve to rebuild her life left. A young man, troubled gang member who participated in the countrywide violence is drawn to Anne and her farm seemingly in search of redemption. Both, Joseph and Anne need something that only the other can give to allow them to shed the painful memories of their past and move on. – IMDb

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Some members of the cast and crew will be at the screening for a discussion after the film.

May 9, 2013 at 1:52 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Tsotsi, May 3 2013 @ the Nest

Totsi
Date: May 3, 2013
Venue: the NEST
Time: 7pm
Set amidst the sprawling Johannesburg township of Soweto – where survival is the primary objective – TSOTSI traces six days in the life of a ruthless young gang leader who ends up caring for a baby accidentally kidnapped during a car-jacking.

TSOTSI is a gritty and moving portrait of an angry young man living in a state of extreme urban deprivation. His world pumps with the raw energy of “Kwaito music” – the modern beat of the ghetto that reflects his troubled state of mind.

The film is a psychological thriller in which the protagonist is compelled to confront his own brutal nature and face the consequences of his actions. It puts a human face on both the victims and the perpetrators of violent crime and is ultimately a story of hope and a triumph of love over rage. - Official Website.

Watch the trailer

Please RSVP by sending an email to muse@b9-studios.com

May 1, 2013 at 5:28 pm Leave a comment

Creatives Garage April Review: Hub Edition, Apr. 19 2013 @ Pawa254 Hub

hub edition
This April the Creatives Garage will host several of the leading hubs in Nairobi to share about their work and engage in a discussion about the role, impact and importance of hubs in the creative industry. As a creative it is imperative for you to join as you are the main shareholder for the establishment of any hub in your field.

Date: Friday, April 19 2013
Venue: Pawa 254
Time: from 5 pm

Creative hubs have become a center for innovation and incubation for start ups in Kenya, with several coming up around Nairobi.

April 15, 2013 at 12:13 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Casablanca, Apr. 19 2013 @ the Nest

Date: April 19, 2013
Venue: The Nest
Time: 1900hrs
Please RSVP: muse@b9-studios.com

One of the most beloved American films, this captivating wartime adventure of romance and intrigue from director Michael Curtiz defies standard categorization. Simply put, it is the story of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a world-weary ex-freedom fighter who runs a nightclub in Casablanca during the early part of WWII. Despite pressure from the local authorities, notably the crafty Capt. Renault (Claude Rains), Rick’s cafà (C) has become a haven for refugees looking to purchase illicit letters of transit which will allow them to escape to America. One day, to Rick’s great surprise, he is approached by the famed rebel Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid) and his wife, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), Rick’s true love who deserted him when the Nazis invaded Paris. She still wants Victor to escape to America, but now that she’s renewed her love for Rick, she wants to stay behind in Casablanca. “You must do the thinking for both of us,” she says to Rick. He does, and his plan brings the story to its satisfyingly logical, if not entirely happy, conclusion. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

April 15, 2013 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Lying Awake by Geert Goiris, Apr. 5- May 3 2013 @ the Nest

Lying Awake
Exhibition Opening: Friday, 5th April 2013, 7 pm
Venue: The Nest, Jabavu Masoinettes, House Number 4, Jabavu Road, opp. Kilimani Police Station

Exhibition Dates: 6th April to 3rd May 2013, Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 12 pm

Geert Goiris, born 1971 in Bornem, Belgium, teaches at the Royal Academy of Arts in Antwerp. He studied photography at the Sint-Lukas Higher Institute for Visual Arts in Brussels and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts as well as the Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Antwerp. His work has been exhibited all over the world, such as Hamburger Kunsthalle, Kunstforum Basel, Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane and Nouveau Musée National de Monaco.

According to Eva Wittocx, his photographs reflect on the fundamental tension between perception and reality. In his work, time and space disappear in the interplay of form, abstraction, light and depth. The images of architectural spaces and intriguing landscapes with traces of human presence are often very alienating. In his recent work figures have started appearing, suggesting open narratives with threatening undertones.

The exhibition Lying Awake shows Goiris’ images as projections at the art organisation The NEST. For directions please visit their website at www.becauseartislife.org

In cooperation with The NEST

March 28, 2013 at 12:58 pm Leave a comment

Screening: War Witch, Mar. 29 2013 Screening @ the Nest

War Witch
Date: March 29, 2013
Venue: The Nest
Time: 1900h

Montreal-based filmmaker Kim Nguyen paints a poignant and harrowing portrait of Komona, a 14-year-old girl (wonderfully played by nonprofessional actress Rachel Mwanza) who has been kidnapped from her African village by rebels to become a child soldier. She escapes from the camp with an older albino soldier and experiences for the very first time the joys of a peaceful and loving life, but a fresh tragedy will force her to confront and fight the ghosts haunting her mind. Although inspired by a real story that took place in Burma, Nguyen decided to film War Witch in the Democratic Republic of the Congo without giving a specific location to the plot. He worked on the film for 10 years, watching and catching children’s points of view with his camera and mixing in tightly edited flashbacks in which the spirits of human beings appear with an ultra-realistic and violent storyline. But War Witch is also a poignant and impossible love story filled with magic, picturesque images, and even light moments like the powerful visit to an albino camp or the chasing of a white rooster. - (c) Tribeca film

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March 28, 2013 at 12:33 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Robot & Frank, Mar. 22 2013 @ the Nest

Date: March 22, 2013
Venue: The Nest
Time: 1900h

Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank’s son chooses a different option: against the old man’s wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health. What follows is an often hilarious and somewhat heartbreaking story about finding friends and family in the most unexpected places. – (c) Samuel Goldwyn http://robotandfrank-film.com/

Watch the trailer

March 22, 2013 at 5:35 pm 2 comments

Screening: Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, Mar. 15 2013 @ the Nest

Flight
The feature of the week is Robert Zemeckis’ Flight,

Date: March 15, 2013
Venue: The Nest
Time: Doors open at 5:30 pm and screening will start at 7:00 pm
Please RSVP so that there is enough seating available for everyone.


In this action-packed mystery thriller, Academy Award winner, Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot, who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on that plane? — (c) Official Site http://www.paramount.com/flight/

Feel free to come with your own food and drinks to enjoy as you watch.

For any questions, drop an email at muse@b9-studios.com

March 12, 2013 at 6:12 pm 2 comments

Screening: Argo, Mar. 8 2013 @ The Nest

Muse KE
The feature of the week is Ben Affleck’s Argo.

Date: March 8, 2013
Time: Doors open at 5:30 pm and screening will start at 7 pm.
RSVP and/or drop questions: muse@b9-studios.com
Please RSVP so that there is enough seating available for everyone

Based on true events, Argo chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis-the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA “exfiltration” specialist named Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies. – Rotten Tomatoes

Feel free to come with your own food and drinks to enjoy as you watch.

March 6, 2013 at 10:34 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Eye See Tarantino, Mar. 2 2013 @ The Nest

eye see tarantino
The NEST proudly presents, EYE SEE Tarantino, featuring the works of American film director, screenwriter, actor and producer Quentin Tarantino* this Saturday, March 2nd 2013.
Curated by Mugambi Nthiga

Date: March 2, 2013
Venue: The Nest
Location: Jabavu Lane
Time: from 10 am to 9 pm
RSVP: here

The NEST will be showcasing his famous, award winning films such as Pulp Fiction & Reservoir Dogs.
Visit www.becauseartislife.org for more information.

* Tarantino is the director behind the acclaimed flicks Inglourious Basterds and most recently Django Unchained

February 25, 2013 at 3:42 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Eye See Festival, Jan. 26 2013 @ the Nest

Eye See South America
The 26th of January sees the 2nd edition of the Eye See festival, the NEST’s monthly mini-film-festival.

Every month, we put together a list of cool feature films, short films, experimental films based on various themes.

This month’s edition of the Eye See festival will introduce the NEST audience to various shorts and features from the South American region.
Join us on the 26th of January at the NEST from 10 am – 9 pm. Get your tickets here

January 22, 2013 at 4:24 pm Leave a comment

Forum Theatre Event: Rewind. Fast Forward, Jan. 19 2013 @ the Nest

Rwd & FF
This Saturday (January 19) from 2 pm – 4 pm, the Nest will be presenting “Rewind. Fast Forward” at the NEST – a forum theater event moderated by Dr. Njoki Ngumi. This month, they’re using the forum to explore dispute resolution in relationships between men and women at home, in the workplace and in romantic and platonic contexts.

Are men always oppressors? Are women always nagging? Are men always domineering? Are women always comparing? Is equality/equity possible? Explore honest possibilities around dispute resolution and constructive argument techniques by becoming part of the action yourself and telling the actors what to do (maybe even acting it out yourself)!

Register for your free ticket here

January 16, 2013 at 4:36 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Dan Muchina’s Santerium, Dec. 22 2012 @ The Nest

Sanitorium
Date: December 22, 2012
Venue: The Nest
Time: 1-9 pm
Entry: Free BUT you need to get your tickets here

For more info visit: http://www.becauseartislife.org

December 18, 2012 at 6:53 pm Leave a comment

Introducing The NEST! Eye See Sounds Music Films, Dec. 1 2012 @insidethenest


Date: December 1, 2012
Venue The NEST
Location: House Number 4, Jabavu Maisonettes, Jabavu Road (opposite the Kilimani Police Station)
Directions: here

The NEST is a new space in Nairobi for creatives and to kick things off they shall be holding their first event in the new space!

The monthly Eye See Film Festival at the NEST. Starting with Eye See Sounds – a celebration of all things film + music
Guest curator Mbithi Masya brings us a selection of music videos (old and new) by Madonna, Bjork, RHCP, Busta Rhymes, Die Antwoord, Massive Attack and lots more.

Get your tickets here: eyeseesounds.eventbrite.com

November 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm Leave a comment


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