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Red Carpet Film Premiere: Strength of a Woman on International Women’s Day Week, Mar. 5 2015 @ Planet Media Cinemas – Prestige Plaza

Date: March 5, 2015
Venue: Planet Media Cinemas, Prestige Plaza
Time: Doors Open at 6:30PM, Reception to Follow
-VIP Tickets 3,000 KES (includes VIP seating, 1 free drink, and bitings during reception)
-General Advance Tickets: 2,000
-At the Door: 2,500

For tickets call at 0723106296

Praised as “an excellent film… about basic human dignity”, Manasseh M. Chege and Wanjiru Gathu’s heartrending movie follows the remarkable and challenging story of Julia (played by Rose K. Njoroge) a 16 year old emotionally traumatized girl being raised by a financially struggling mother and an abusive father.

The film will be the centerpiece of the International Women’s Day celebrations as the world celebrates the numerous gains and progress made to combat violence against women and advocate for women empowerment and education.

Compelling, humorous, deeply human, Strength of a Woman is a story about, the power of determination, hope and the courage it takes to find your voice as Julia’s determination to gain an education and have a better life than her mother had becomes her driving force to change her life forever despite growing up in an environment of poverty and her father’s gambling, alcoholism and abuse.

The film, which won an amazing five awards at the 2014 Kalasha Awards for Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Lighting and Best Original Score stars renowned Kenyan actors with Rose K. Njoroge taking the Lead role and Laura Leila Wingate, Ashford Kirimi, Sandra Dhacha taking up supporting roles which they expertly and vividly depict.

Check out the trailer

STRENGTH OF A WOMAN Trailer from Manasseh Chege on Vimeo.

February 25, 2015 at 3:44 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Future Shorts KENYA, Feb. 27 2015 @ The Bus

Date & Time: 27th February, 2015, 7:00PM – 12:00PM
Venue: The BUS
Tickets: Advance – KSHS 500 | Gate– KSHS 700

Future Shorts KENYA is the local branch of a global short film festival. The Future Shorts Festival is the biggest pop up film festival of its kind, showcasing the most exciting short films from around the world. Since its launch in November 2011, the festival currently takes place in over 90 countries and 300 cities, showcasing a single programme of the best short films often alongside live music, DJs and art. From London to Moscow, Melbourne to Jakarta, the screenings take place across a massive network of music halls, cinemas, theatres, galleries, clubs and warehouses. Each screening is a voyage of discovery for its audience, exploring new ways for them to interact and exposing them to exciting art forms they might not have otherwise engaged with. A fundamental element of hosting the festival is to encourage live and online interaction between audiences throughout the world.

7:00pm – Doors Open
7:00pm – 8:30pm – Warmup DJ (Mr Jake)
8:15pm – 10:30pm – Screening of Movies and Audience Feedback
10:45pm – 12:00am – Chemistry Installation with STARS in the ZOO


February 21, 2015 at 4:16 pm Leave a comment

Cinema Japan: Always Sunset on Third Street (Part 1), Feb. 28 2015 @ JICC – Embassy of Japan

The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of part one of the movie “Always Sunset on Third Street” which will be shown on Saturday, 28th February 2015.

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

Date: Saturday, 28th February 2015
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

Set in a working class district of Tokyo in 1958, the year when Tokyo Tower was built. Norifumi (Tsutsumi Shinichi) runs a garage in Yuuhi-machi 3-chome. A woman named Mutsuko comes to the garage to work, but she is disappointed to find that it is such a small place. Norifumi’s son, Ippei, cheers her up by telling her that they are getting a TV at home soon. Meanwhile, the owner of the Sweet Shop opposite the garage, Chagawa (Yoshioka Hidetaka) drunkenly agrees to look after a boy named Junnosuke. Yuuhi-machi 3-chome welcomes the two new inhabitants. Everyone is in a festive mood with the coming of TV, Christmas and other happy news. The years roll by, then Junnosuke’s father turns up in town. There is already a strong bond between Chagawa and Junnosuke, but Chagawa, thinking about the boy’s future, sends him off with his father.

Download Always Sunset on Third Street [pdf]

February 20, 2015 at 6:44 pm Leave a comment

Film Screening: 8th Edition of Lusophone Film Festival, Jan. 31 2015 @ Goethe Institut

Lusophone Film Festival
Date and Time: Saturday, 31.January 2015, 5.00 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Admission: free

The Lusophone Film Fest is an English-subtitled showcase of the diversity of film production in the eight Portuguese-speaking countries. Recognised with international awards at film festivals around the globe, the cinema from the Portuguese-speaking world is still mostly unknown to the general public. This 240 million people linguistic community is a thriving one, promoting over 80 film festivals and cinema awards every year, with movies mostly consumed in the respective countries.

The seventh edition of theLusophone Film Fest will feature two shorts and one feature-length film from the Portuguese-speaking world.
Started in March 2014 the festival presents documentaries, animations, shorts and feature films from the lusophone world.

– The Colour of Dreams, João Pina (Mozambique/Portugal, 2013, 14′)
– Acalanto, Arturo Sabóia (Brazil, 2013, 23′)
– Fatal Sin, Luís Diogo (Guinea-Bissau/Portugal, 2013, 90′)

More information at

January 27, 2015 at 6:23 pm Leave a comment

Festival/Screening: Out Film Festival, Jan 23-25 2015 @ Goethe Institut

Out Film Festival
Film Festival – Opening: 23. January 2015, 6.00 pm
Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Admission: free

The OUT Film Festival takes place for the fourth time in Kenya. The film festival not only wants to celebrate queer cinema, but to make known to Kenya that a community that the general society deems secret exists.

The festival promises yet another selection of films and documentaries from the region, continent and globe. The OUT Film Festival is about celebrating life’s challenges, love and diversity. It continues to carry forward the message of Ubuntu.

Friday January 23rd, 2015
6:00pm – 7:00pm:
Arrival of guests
7:00pm – 7:30pm:
Opening Speech, Opening Act
Fluorescent Sin
7:30pm – 9:00pm: Rag Tag

Saturday January 24th, 2015
10:00am – 11:30am: Dakan
11:55am – 1:30pm: Anders als du und ich – different from you and me
§ 175 / bewildered youth
2:00pm – 3:30pm: No Easy Walk to freedom
3:45pm – 4:00pm: Weight of Words
4:15pm – 5:45pm: Jihad for Love
6:00pm – 8:00pm: Leave it on the Floor

Sunday January 25th, 2015
2:00pm – 2:15pm: Introduction of panelists
2:15pm – 3:45pm:
Weight of Words
Silent Battle
Florescent sin
3:45pm – 4:30pm: Panel Discussion, Q&A session
4:30pm – 4:45pm: Vote of thanks, Refreshments and mingle session
6:00pm ff Guests are free to leave

Find more info on the Festival on GI’s Facebook Event Page

January 21, 2015 at 5:43 pm Leave a comment

CINEMA JAPAN: The Garden of Words, Jan. 31 2015 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre

Cinema Japan
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “The Garden of Words” which will be shown on Saturday, 31st January 2015
Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans.

Screening: The Garden of Words
Date: Saturday, 31st January 2015
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

When Takao, a high school student dreaming of becoming a shoemaker, skips school one day in favor of sketching shoes in a rainy garden, he has no idea how much his life will change when he encounters the mysterious Yukino. Older, but perhaps not much wiser, she seems adrift in the world. The two strike up an unusual relationship through chance meetings in the same garden on each rainy day. But the rainy season is coming to a close, leaving many things left unshared between them…

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

January 17, 2015 at 4:29 pm Leave a comment

Comedy Drama Screening: HIPPOCRATE, Jan. 19 2015 @ Alliance Française

Date: Monday, January 19 2015
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Time: 6pm
Entrance Free

HIPPOCRATE by Thomas Litti, 2014, 1h42
Benjamin is meant to be a great doctor. But his first experience in the hospital ward where his father works doesn’t turn out as planned. He is facing his co-intern Abdel, a far more experienced foreign doctor. The film was screened during the Critics’ Week at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and is a recent winner at the Angoulême Festival.

January 17, 2015 at 4:13 pm Leave a comment

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