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Cinema Japan: ALWAYS Sunset on Third Street (Part 2), Apr. 25 2015 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre

Cinema Japan
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of part two of the movie “ALWAYS Sunset on Third Street” which will be shown on Saturday, 25th April 2015.

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

Date: Saturday, 25th April 2015
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30p.m.
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
Registration Required | Entry Free

Screening: ALWAYS Sunset on Third Street (Part 2)

Synopsis: Spring of 1959. Chagawa (Yoshioka Hidetaka) still thinks of Hiromi (Koyuki) who took off without a word, while living with Junnosuke (Suga Kenta), a boy Hiromi left in his care. At Suzuki Auto, where Suzuki Norifumi (Tsutsumi Shinichi) and his wife Tomoe (Yakushimaru Hiroko) live, Mutsuko (Horikita Maki) is established enough to stand on her own two feet. Then the Suzukis gain a new family member – their relatives’ daughter whom they are going to look after. To Chagawa, Junnosuke’s biological father, Kawabuchi, comes to take back his son. In order to keep Junnosuke with him, the father imposes conditions upon him to give the boy a decent life. To secure a stable life and also to prove himself to Hiromi, Chagawa starts writing again to win the Akutagawa award, a once abandoned


April 17, 2015 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

Screening: License to Kill Film Series, Apr. 18 2015 @ the Pool House – Kyuna

You are cordially invited to the April film screening of LICENSE TO KILL FILM SERIES, with the Romanian cynical comedy “THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU” this Saturday, April 18th 2015, starting at 8 pm, followed by an After-Party with DJ duo The Vinegar Strokes. This is all taking place at THE POOL HOUSE GARDEN IN KYUNA. (see directions below).

A cynical comedy about a 63 year-old lonely alcoholic who is driven from hospital to hospital in the middle of the night to treat his apparent nausea when it is actually something else. This Romanian masterpiece by director Cristi Puiu won 25 international awards including Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2005.

Directions: From Sarit Center, go up Lower Kabete road through Kyuna until you get to a yellow barrier (there will be a Kindergarten on your left). Go though the barrier and over 4 bumps, you will arrive at a T-junction, take a left and another left into Kibagare Way (you will see signs for Mexican Embassy & Zimbabwe High Commission), count 8 gates on the right hand side & you’re there.

Please feel free to bring Kikoys, blankets and/or pillow to sit on. Food and drinks will be on sale by Aqueous and Wok U like. Tickets are 500 Khs in advance and 700 Khs at the door. To RSVP, please email:, or text 0716 164 656 with your name and number of tickets.

April 15, 2015 at 5:23 pm Leave a comment

Pawa Film Forum: As Old as my Tongue – The Myth & Life of Bi-Kidude, Apr. 17 2015 @ Pawa 254

Bi Kidude
Date: April 17, 2015
Venue: Mageuzi Theatre, Pawa 254
Time: 6 pm
Free entry

For this edition of #PAWAFilmForum, Pawa254 will screen the award winning documentary film ‘As Old As My Tongue – The Myth and Life of Bi Kidude’ by Screen Station Productions with Busara Promotions in celebration of her 2nd anniversary.

The Pawa254 Film Forum is committed to showcasing independently produced, often non- commercial work that has little opportunity of reaching the general public; highlighting social, political, cultural and historical realities. By featuring the voices and visions of truly independent media artists from Kenya and beyond, we aim to expose diverse audiences to a range of artistic expressions, cultural perspectives and critical inquiries.

An intimate portrait of living legend Bi Kidude, probably the oldest singer on the world stage today. Her home island of Zanzibar has long been a meeting point for black African and Arabic influence. The island’s music is its most potent expression.

Bi Kidude beguiles audiences wherever she travels but domestically she continually courts controversy, her behaviour challenging perceptions of the role of women in a Muslim society.

As Old As My Tongue reveals the dramatic contrasts in the life of this iconic musician and features a classic soundtrack spanning one hundred years of Swahili music.

April 14, 2015 at 5:28 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Lusophone Film Festival – Ninth Edition, Mar. 21 2015 @ Goethe-Institut Nairobi

Lusophone March 2015
Date: Saturday, 21st March 2015
Venue: Goethe-Institut Nairobi
Time: From 5 pm
Admission is free!

Screening movies from the Portuguese-speaking world:
– Alambamento (Angola, 2011, Mário Bastos)
– Arena (Portugal, 2009, João Salaviza)
– The Thorn of the Rose (Guinea-Bissau, 2013, Filipe Henriques)

March 20, 2015 at 2:27 pm Leave a comment

CINEMA JAPAN: After the Flowers, Mar. 28 2015 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre

Cinema Japan Mar 28 2015
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “After the Flowers” which will be shown on Saturday, 28th March 2015.
Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans.

Date: Saturday, 28th March 2015
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
Time: 2:00p.m. | Gates Open: 1:30p.m.
Entry: Free | Registration Required

Based on a short story by noted historical novelist Fujisawa Shuhei. Unasaka domain, northeastern Japan — the Edo period. Crossing practice swords with Magoshiro (Miyao Shuntaro), the domain’s best sword-fighter, Ito (Kitagawa Keiko), the only daughter of an Unasaka official and a talented fencer, falls in love for the very first time. Several months later, however, Magoshiro is ensnared in the insidious plot of a high clan official — not knowing what to do, Magoshiro takes his own life. Upon hearing the devastating news, Ito vows to take revenge.

March 18, 2015 at 6:33 pm Leave a comment

Screening: The First Irish Kenya Film Festival, Mar. 15 2015 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium – National Museum

Irish Film
The First Irish Kenya Film Festival will offer the chance to catch Irish movies in Nairobi, as part of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Date: March 15, 2015
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium – National Museum
Time: From 10.30 am

Screening Time and Costs

10.30: “The Wind that Shakes the Barley” – KES 100
Irish drama directed by Ken Loach set during the Irish War of Independence (1919- 1922) and the Irish Civil War (1922- 1923). Winner of the PALME D’OR at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

14.00: “The Secret of Kells”
Oscar nominated children’s animated film telling the story of a young monk Brendan who is learning to be a scribe and how he got the inspiration to complete the world famous Book of Kells. Perfect for children.

17.00: “Once” – KES 300
Irish Musical film (Oscar winner for Best Original Song) tells the story of the musical collaboration of a Dublin busker and a young Czech immigrant flower seller.

Irish musicians will be playing for a short time after the last film.

For Tickets Email:

Sponsored by Monikos Kitchen, Valley Arcade Nairobi.

March 14, 2015 at 1:37 pm Leave a comment

Première: Kibera Stars Documentary, Mar. 16 2015 @ Alliance Française

Kibera Stars

March 12, 2015 at 3:33 pm Leave a comment

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