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Movie screening: Timbuktu, Jun. 10 2015 @ Alliance Francaise

Timbuktu-PosterAbderrahmane Sissako’s film “Timbuktu” is screening on Wednesday, June 10th, 7PM at Alliance Francaise in Nairobi.

Free Entry.

movie trailer

June 2, 2015 at 11:05 am 1 comment

Documentary screening: Virunga, May 27 2015 @ Pawa 254


On Wednesday, May 27th at 18.00 VIRUNGA (2014 – 88 min) Director: Orlando von Einsiedel

In Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth and home to the planet’s last remaining mountain gorillas, small and embattled team risk everything to protect the park from the dark forces fighting to control Congo’s rich natural resources.

Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Oscar and BAFTA’s.

Join us at the Mageuzi Theatre for this great film about conservation of wildlife. Thereafter, we shall have a panel discussion with invited guests who have a stake in the field and you will also have your voice heard because as a patriotic citizen you would want to conserve the last of white rhinos, wouldn’t you?

There will be an open bar and a chance for you to network and have fun.

The entry is Free.

May 23, 2015 at 3:15 pm Leave a comment

German Week, May 15-23 2015 @ various locations

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German week

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May 11, 2015 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment

Film Series: Licence to Kill, Jan. 24 – May 16 2105 @ Benga House


A film series inspired by the idea that individuals have the right to take charge of their lives to improve their community and society for a better place. But what happens when that general idea is challenged and we don’t see black and white anymore, but a series of grays? Through a microscopic lens (and lots of comedy!) this film series will explore various factors; be it the law, corporations, health institutions, environment, and protection forces, that make it an uphill battle to become an ideal society.
LICENSE TO KILL film series is curated by Azza Satti and screened to a diverse audience of independent and foreign film appreciators. Films will be screened once a month underneath the Nairobi stars at Benga House on Kyuna Crescent. Guests are required to bring Kikoys or blankets to sit on, and food and drinks will be provided by AQUEOUS.
Khs 500 in advance, Khs 700 at the door.
For tickets please call, sms, or whatsapp 0716 164 656 or, please include your full name and contact number.
Doors open at 6PM
Screening starts at 8PM
Music/Performance 10PM-MIDNIGHT
Nothing to Declare (France/Belgium, 2010)
A comedy about two customs officers working at opposite sides of the border during the elimination of the Franco-Belge borders in the 90s, where French officer Mathias (Dan Boon) is in love with Louise (Julie Bernard) the sister of Ruben (Benoit Poelvoodrde) the Belgian officer who hates anything French.
Waste Land (Brazil, 2010)
Top-selling Brazilian artist Vik Muniz is keen to empower the pickers of recycling in Jardim Gramacho, the world’s largest landfill in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, through a photography project that helps the workers see themselves as who they are and create change in their lives.
Thank you for Smoking (USA, 2005)
A satirical comedy that follows Nick Naylor who is a tobacco lobbyist who sells, sells, and sells cigarettes to anyone who has a mouth and a lung, but his goals and dreams are brought down when he has to become a role model to his 12 year old son.
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Romania, 2005)
A cynical comedy about an old drunkard man who is driven from hospital to hospital in the middle of the night to treat an apparent nausea but it is actually something else.
MAY 16
Yacubian Building (Egypt, 2006)
Based on the best-selling book of the same name by Alaa Al Aswany, this film explores the different socio-economic layers, which makes Cairo a fascinating city. This comedy-drama will take you into the Art Deco-style building of the haves and the have notes living in the same premises but have parallel lives. As we follow the tenants we find out about stories of bribery, sexual abuse, homosexuality and other issues that are hidden so well from judgmental eyes.

January 21, 2015 at 2:32 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Première: Tough Bond, Oct. 27 2014 @ Alliance Française

Tough Bond
Date: October 27, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

October 25, 2014 at 7:09 am Leave a comment

Film screening: Blancanieves, Oct. 28 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House

Blancanieves 2012 movie lo

The Embassy of Spain is pleased to invite you to a Spanish Night of the Udada Film Festival where a cocktail will be offered before the viewing of the modern version of the Spanish Film Blancanieves (Snow White) directed by Pablo Berger on 28th October at 5.30pm at the Michael Joseph centre next to Safaricom house, Westlands.

Free parking is available in the centre.

This event is celebrated within the framework of the Udada Film Festival a swahili term that means sisterhood. It is a women’s film festival that this Embassy is supporting and will take place from 25th to 29th October 2014.

For more information about the film screenings, please contact the organisers of the festival:

Location:        Michael Joseph centre, Westlands, Nairobi

Date:              Tuesday, 28th October 2014

Time:              5.30pm – 9.00pm


October 22, 2014 at 3:43 pm Leave a comment

Movie Screening/Cinema Japan: Best Wishes for Tomorrow, Jun. 28 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan

Best wishes tomorrow
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Best Wishes for Tomorrow” which will be shown on Saturday, 28th June 2014.

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

Date: Saturday, 28th June 2014
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

After WWII, Lieutenant General Okada Tasuku (Fujita Makoto) is on trial accused of executing American aircrew who carried out indiscriminate bombing towards the end of the war. As his wife Haruko (Fuji Sumiko) and his family observe in the public gallery, Okada, together with his chief defense counsel, Featherstone (Robert Lesser), insist that the indiscriminate bombing by the Americans was against international law. Regarding the trial as a “legal battle”, Okuda continues with his testimony to take full responsibility and to protect his subordinates. His attitude gradually moves American prosecutors and the judge. Okuda insists that execution was the punishment according to military discipline and not retaliation, but he is found guilty.

In order to attend the movie screening, you need to register beforehand at: or call 020-2898510.
Deadline for registration is Friday, 27th June 2014, 4:00 pm.

For more information on the movie, please refer the poster; call 020-2898510; Email or have a look at the Cinema Japan Page on their website

June 21, 2014 at 4:09 pm Leave a comment

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