Posts tagged ‘westgate’
Come celebrate Kenya with us as we host an all Kenyan lineup comprising of the astounding Mumala Maloba, the charming Nyota Ndogo, the gifted Kato Change and the multifarious Just A Band.
Limited advance tickets will be on sale for Ksh. 1,300 on www.ticketsasa.com before 25th February and for Ksh. 1,500 on ticketsasa and at select Dormans outlets (Mama Ngina, Westgate, Village Market, Yaya, Junction and Karen) thereafter.
Tickets at the door shall be sold at Ksh. 2,000 for adults and Ksh. 500 for children (5-12 yrs). Children below the age of 5 enter free.
Nyota Ndogo: http://ndogonyota.blogspot.com/
Kato Change: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChangeKato?feature=watch
Just A Band: http://music.just-a-band.com/album/sorry-for-the-delay
A young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming an accomplished actor one day, and in pursuit of this and the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi the city of opportunity. He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairrobery as he is robbed of all his money and belongings and left alone in a city where he doesn’t know a soul. Luck, or the lack of it, brings him face to face with the city’s criminals and forms a friendship with a small time crook who takes him in. He is quickly drawn into a world of crime as he struggles to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Keeping the two worlds separate proves to be a challenge for him as he trudges on in this unknown world called Nairobi. This is the story of a young man who despite all odds trudges on in search of his dream. His drive and soft spoken nature are his best resources. His determination is encouraging and he is a true testament that what stands between us and our goals is us.
This movie is directed by David Tosh Gitonga
Watch the trailer
Listen to the original music from the omonimous movie. Album will be released later this year.
This music is available for free download until September 2, 2012
TEDx Cinema - a Gathering for Curious Minds
Free, Saturday 7th May 2011, 10:30am (sharp!) to 12noon, Cinema 6, Westgate Mall, Nairobi
This week’s theme is a behind-the-scenes look at the complex economics and drivers of radical mercenary groups & global crime networks. Insights into the parallel world that exists right in front of us, with their own law, ethics and fully fledged economy. This week’s videos feature:
Once it was easy to know where our money was going. Now we live under a system Loretta Napoleoni has dubbed “rogue economics,” where the blurry histories of the products we consume and the cash we invest make us complicit in financing barely legal credit schemes — and even crime, if it’s the slavery producing the beans for our lattes or the guts of our mobile phones. The reach of the newly global market, as Napoleoni argues in her new book, Rogue Economics: Capitalism’s New Reality, connects us all to the dark side, regardless of our intentions to be responsible — and, she says, our deep connection to fishy credit and unregulated finance has laid the groundwork for the current economic crisis.
Journalist Misha Glenny spent several years in a courageous investigation of organized crime networks worldwide, which have grown to an estimated 15% of the global economy. From the Russian mafia, to giant drug cartels, his sources include not just intelligence and law enforcement officials but criminal insiders.
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Join the Facebook Group for this event: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=122852434404442
Date: April 30, 2011
Venue: WestGate Mall Nu Metro Cinema
Time: 9.30am-12 noon
Guest speaker: HE President Yoweri Museveni
Date: March 19, 2011
Venue: Westgate Shopping Mall, Westlands
Album will be on sale at Ksh 500.
Aziza will be there doing an acoustic set and signing the album.
Free, Saturday 5th March 2011, 10am (for 10.30)-12noon, Silverbird Cinema, Westgate Mall, Nairobi
This event is a forum to spark creative engagement between like-minded people. A place where we can challenge our fundamental beliefs and explore new ways of thinking.
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
Every Saturday two videos of talks from the renowned TED conferences are shown followed by a casual discussion.
This weeks theme: Possessions
Can happiness be bought? To find out, author Benjamin Wallace sampled the world’s most expensive products, including a bottle of 1947 Chateau Cheval Blanc, 8 ounces of Kobe beef and the fabled (notorious) Kopi Luwak coffee. His critique may surprise you. Benjamin Wallace is a journalist and author of The Billionaire’s Vinegar, the true story of the world’s most expensive bottle of (possibly phony?) wine.
In this funny and insightful talk from TEDxHouston, builder Dan Phillips tours us through a dozen homes he’s built in Texas using recycled and reclaimed materials in wildly creative ways. Brilliant, low-tech design details will refresh your own creative drive.
Highly recommended. Don’t miss this movie – it’s one of the best and funniest Italian movies of the last decade.
Playing tonight at Westgate at 8pm
Free seating, but requires membership to the Italian Institute of Culture
Gianni is a middle-aged man living in Rome with his imposing and demanding elderly mother. His only outlet from her and the increasing debt into which they are sinking, are the increasingly frequent quiet sessions at the local tavern. As an Oriental saying goes, ‘Moments of crisis are moments of opportunities’. These appear during the celebration of the holiday of Ferragosto on 15 August. That’s when everybody leaves town to have fun. Opportunity knocks on Gianni’s door in the most unexpected way…
Pranzo di Ferragosto (Mid-August Lunch)
Directed by: Gianni Di Gregorio
Starring: Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria De Franciscis, Marina Cacciotti, Maria Cali’
Running time: 72 minutes
Rating by the Kenya Film Censorship Board: GE (General Exhibition)
Images de France, a week of French cinema
The Festival will offer to the Kenyan public very recent award-winning movies. The screenings will take place in the auditorium of Alliance Francaise, and for the first time in the Silverbird movie theatre at Westgate.
The screenings will take place from Monday to Friday at 10am for school groups and 18h for all age groups at Alliance Francaise, and 18h and 20h30 at Silverbird Cinema Westgate.
On Saturday at 11am at Alliance Francaise, and 16h and 20h30 at Silverbird Westgate. On Sunday at 16h at Silverbird Westgate.
Entrance is free.
The movies that will be screened are:
- Tournée de Mathieu Amalric, Best Director Award at the Cannes film Festival 2010, 6 César Award nominations 2011.
- London River by Rachid Bouchareb, Silver Bear for the best actor to Sotigui Kouyaté at the Berlin Film Festival 2009.
- L’Arnacoeur de Pascal Chaumeil, 5 César Award nominations 2011.
- De l’autre côté du lit by Pascale Pouzadoux.
- Je l’aimais, by Zabou Breitman.
- Welcome by Philippe Lioret, 10 César Award nominations.
- Le Refuge, by François Ozon, Special Prize of the Jury at the San Sebastian Festival 2010.
- Le petit Nicolas, by Laurent Tirard.
- Un Prophète, by Jacques Audiard, Grand Prize of the Jury at the Cannes film festival 2009, Prix Louis Delluc 2009, 9 Césars in 2010 for best film, best director, best screenplay, and best actor for Tahar Rahim.
- Princes et Princesses, by Michel Ocelot.
Thursday, 27th January 2011 at Westgate – 8pm
Sanguepazzo (2008) (Wild Blood)
Directed by: Marco Tullio Giordana
Starring: Monica Bellucci, Alessio Boni, Luca Zingaretti, Maurizio Donadoni, Tresy Taddei
Running time: 147 minutes
Rating by the Kenya Film Censorship Board: ABOVE 16
At dawn on April 30th, 1945, five days after Liberation, two blood-soaked corpses were found in the outskirts of Milan. Osvaldo Valenti and Luisa Ferida – executed by partisans. Idolized by the public, a famous – and infamous – couple on and off screen, Valenti and Ferida were stars of the Fascist-endorsed cinema. Drug addicts, with a tendency towards sexual promiscuity, their private lives were as wild as the villainous, depraved characters they portrayed.
ENTRANCE FREE for members of the Italian Institute of Culture
IIC yearly membership: Adults – K.Shs. 1000/- Students (with proof) – K.Shs. 500/-
For further information: (020) 4451268 / 0733 624834
Seating limited to 120, First-come-first-served
Date: November 4, 2010
Venue: SilverBird Cinema Westgate (Movie Hall 1)
Live & direct is committed to bringing artists close to their fans through live music in alternative performances spaces.
The next circuit of Live & Direct will feature
Sauti Sol with P-Unit, followed by Muthoni the Drummer Queen with Nonini the Godfather.
Please spell legendary!
The club tour dates are as follows
P-UNIT and Sauti Sol
Friday November 29th @ K1
Thursday November 4th @ Westgate Movie hall
Saturday November 13th
Nonini the Godfather and Muthoni the Drummer Queen
Saturday November 20th @ K1
Friday November 27th @ Legend (Baricho Road)
Saturday December 4th.
Finale with all four acts Thursday December 23rd @ K1
Tour tickets available from 20th October 2010 at;
Dormans Mama Ngina, Yaya & Junction, Capital Centre, T-Mall (Langata), Uchumi Buru Buru and Sound Africa Shop at 20th Century
Seasonal ticket: Kshs 2000
Regular show ticket: Kshs 400
Let’s support this Musicians as they redefine the urban music space of Nairobi and cross territories and mental blocks
Date: September 9 2010
Venue: Westgate cinema, Westlands
Entry: Kshs 450
The HAWA Live & Direct tour is back!
This time the theme is Bonds of Ages. In this one they explore the various ways in which the world has viewed, declared, named and bonded women.
Featured guest musicians are three incredible women: Wendy Kimani (TPF 2), Patricia Kihoro (TPF 3) and a great upcoming artist/ producer from Penya, Fena
Ksh 450 inclusive of popcorn & soda
Limited tickets ONLY, email: firstname.lastname@example.org to book yours.
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Screening of the Oscar winning ‘Mediterraneo’
1992 Oscar Award for Best Foreign Movie
Directed by Gabriele Salvatores
Starring: Diego Abatantuono, Claudio Bigagli, Claudio Bisio, Giuseppe Cederna, Ugo Conti.
Running time: 99 minutes
Rating by Kenya Film Censorship Board: Above 16
In the spring of 1941 a platoon of Italian soldiers received the order to preside over a small island in the Aegean Sea, beyond any commercial rout. The eight soldiers, from different ranks and from the most diverse regions of Italy, comply and occupy the apparently deserted island.
In the course of a few months the war will forget all about them and they of the war…
At Westgate (Silverbird Cinemas – screen 6) on Thursday, 22nd April 2010 at 8pm
Seating limited to 120 (first come first served). Free for members (card holders) of the Italian Institute of Culture.
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
Oscar for best foreign movie in 1990
Starring: Antonella Attili, Enzo Cannavale, Isa Danieli, Leo Gullotta, Marco Leonardi.
Running time: 118 minutes
Rating by Kenya Film Censorship Board: P.G. (Above 10)
At Silverbird Westgate, Screen 6, April 8 at 8pm – 120 seats
Free, requires membership to the Italian Institute of Culture
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village’s theatre and formed a deep friendship with the theatre’s projectionist. Salvatore Di Vita, after 40 years, returns to his Sicilian hometown of Giancaldo for the funeral of the projectionist Alfredo, the person who taught him to love the cinema and with whom he felt a close bond.
Everything has completely changed: the “Nuovo Cinema Paradiso” is in a state of ruin after having been turned into a red-light hall and Elena, the only love of his life, is long married with children… But Alfredo had left him a special present to remember him by…
Screening of the Oscar winning L’ULTIMO IMPERATORE (The Last Emperor)
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
Starring: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O’Tool, Ruocheng Ying, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun.
Running time: 156 minutes
At Westgate (Silverbird Cinemas – screen 6) on Thursday, 25th March 2010 at 8pm
Seating limited to 120 (first come first served)
Membership to the Italian Institute of Culture is required
Rating by Kenya Film Censorship Board: P.G. (Parental Guidance)
He was the Lord of Ten Thousand Years, the absolute monarch of China. He was born to rule a world of ancient tradition. Nothing prepared him for our world of change.
In 1906 Pu Yi acceded to the throne at the tender age of 3, the last Emperor of a China that would become a Republic by 1912. He lived to adulthood enclosed in Peking’s Forbidden City.
By the 1930’s, a mere puppet in the hands of the Japanese invaders, he lived a playboy’s life in Manchuria while his wife slipped evermore into folly. After 5 years of imprisonment in Russia and ten years of re-education in his homeland, Pu Yi was rehabilitated and ended his days in solitude and melancholy as the gardener of his ex Royal Palace, now visited by tourists.
* Academy Awards for: Best Art Direction – Set Decoration, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Music – original score, Best Picture, Best Sound, Best Writing – Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium. Besides the above 9 Oscars, this film won another 38 major international awards.
Screening of the Oscar winning movie AMARCORD – 1974 Oscar Award for best foreign movie
Directed by Federico Fellini
Starring: Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia, Magali Noel
Running time: 94 minutes
Rating by Kenya Film Censorship Board: Above 16
At Westgate (Silverbird Cinemas – screen 6) on Thursday, 11th March 2010 at 8pm
A year in the life of a small Italian coastal town in the nineteen-thirties, as is recalled by a director with a superstar’s access to the resources of the Italian film industry and a piper’s command over our imaginations. Federico Fellini’s film combines the free form and make-believe splendour with the comic, bittersweet feeling for character and narrative we remember from some of his best films of the 1950s. The town in the film is based on Rimini, where Mr. Fellini grew up (‘Amarcord’ means I remember… in Rimini dialect). Yet there is now something magical, larger-than-life about the town, its citizens and many of the things that happen to them.
Seating limited to 120 (first come first served)
For Members (card holders) of the Institute.
Il Giardino dei Finzi Contini (The Garden of the Finzi-Continis)
Directed by Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Lino Capolicchio, Dominique Sanda, Fabio Testi, Romolo Valli, Helmut Berger.
Running time: 94 minutes
1971 Oscar Award
At NuMetro (Silverbird) Westgate, 8pm
Free entry, membership to the Italian Institute of Culture is required
In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic, urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a circle of friends for constant rounds of tennis and parties at their gorgeous villa, keeping the rest of the world at bay. Into the circle steps Giorgio, a Jew from the middle class who falls in love with Micol… While his love does not seem to break through to draw her out of her garden, idyll, the forces of politics close in.
Screening of the Oscar winning movie ‘Ladri di Biciclette’ (Bicycle Thieves) by Vittorio De Sica
1949 Honorary Oscar Award
Starring: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart
Running time: 104 minutes
In Italian, with English subtitles
Rated: G.E. (General Exhibition). Film censored by the Kenya Film Censorship Board.
Antonio Ricci, unemployed for over two years, is overjoyed when he’s finally given a job putting up posters. There’s a catch, though – he needs a bicycle as a requirement of the job, so he pawns the family linen to get a pawned bicycle back. He goes off to his first day’s work, truly happy for the first time in years – and the title of the film gives away what happens next…
At Westgate (Silverbird Cinemas)
on Thursday, 12th November 2009 at 8pm
Seating limited to 120 (first come first served)
For Members (card holders) of the Institute. Enrolment is also possible at the venue on any night on which the films are screened
Gomorrah (2008, 130min)
Directed by Matteo Garrone
Starring: Toni Servillo, Salvatore Abruzzese, Simone Sacchettino & Salvatore Ruocco
Gomorrah is the most important Italian movie of 2008. Based on the book by Roberto Saviano uncovering the Camorra (the Neapolitan equivalent of the Mafia), the movie is a powerful portrait of the parallel universe of Italian criminality. Shot in a docu-fiction/cinema verite’ style, the movie follows five stories interwoven of individuals interacting with “the System”.
Gomorrah has won a number of awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Grand Prize of the Festival
Chicago International film Festival: Silver Hugo Award for Best Screenplay
European film Awards: European Film Awards for Best Actor, Best Cinematographer, Best Director, Best Film, Best Screenwriter.
Munich film Festival: Arri-Zeiss-Award to Matteo Garrone
Satellite Awards: Best Foreign Picture, Foreign Language Film.
The screening is free to members of the Italian Institute of Culture
At 8pm at Westgate
Il vento fa il suo giro (The wind blows round) – 2005, 110 minutes
Directed by Giorgio Diritti
Starring: Thierry Toscan, Alessandra Agosti, Dario Anghilante
Running time: 110 minutes
At 8pm – Free entry, but requires membership to Italian Cultural Institute (1000ksh, 500ksh for students) – info: 0204451266/7
Chersogno, a small mountain village in the Italian Alps, is slowly dying out. Its survival relies on its ageing population and the brief summer tourist season. A French shepherd arrives in this tiny, conservative community, bringing along his young family, his goats and his entrepreneurial skills as a cheese-maker. In the beginning, he is fairly welcomed, generating the hope that his arrival could reinvigorate village life. But slowly, the conditions become harsher, misunderstandings multiply and envy starts to spread. Eventually, the villagers split into two factions, supporters and detractors of the French shepherd. Chersogno’s future hangs in balance in the hands of the warring villagers.
Annecy Italian Cinema Festival: Grand Prix Award for Best Director
Bergamo Film Meeting: Awarded the Golden Rosa Camuna for Best Director
Roseto First Work Festival: Special award from the community of Roseto
Caos calmo (2008)(Quiet Chaos)
Directed by Antonio Luigi Grimaldi
Starring: Nanni Moretti, Valeria Golino, Carlo Paladini, Eleonora Simoncini
Running time: 112 minutes
Screening at 8pm
Free but requires membership to the Italian Institute of Culture.
Pietro is a successful businessman with a wife and a daughter. One day he helps his brother save two women from drowning at the beach. When he returns home he finds that his wife has died. Now Pietro has to take care of his daughter, Claudia. When he drives her to school soon after, he decides to wait for her all day in front of the school, and soon that’s what he does every day. He eats at the nearby café, gets to know the people who come by and follows from afar the fusion developments at work. Pietro’s brother expects him to snap out of it, but who will snap first?
Chicago International Film Festival: Silver plaque for Best Screenplay
David di Donatello Awards – David Award for Best Musician
David Award for Best Music, Original Song
David Award for Best Supporting ActorS
As part of a fund raising effort for the Rhino Ark Charitable Trust,
Team 25 is happy to bring you the Kenyan premiere of the award winning movie “Slumdog Millionaire”
Directed by Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan. With Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla.
A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers
Ksh 2000/- per person
Cocktails from 7pm – 8pm
Movie at 8pm
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT NU METRO WESTGATE AND FROM TEAM 25 MEMBERS
Come to the Premiere of Slumdog Millionaire on March 4th at Westgate at 7pm
Cocktails and movie 2000ksh in aid of Rhino Ark. Hosted by Team 25