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24th European Film Festival, May 13-31 2015 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

24 EU Film Festival
Dates: May 13-31, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française auditorium
Weekdays: 5.30 & 7.30 pm
Weekend: 3, 5.30 & 7.30 pm
Tickets: 50/-

2015 marks the 24th anniversary of the Festival. The identity of European cinema has been evolving with local, national and global influences shaping the aesthetics.

The Festival presents 22 critically acclaimed European films from 15 European countries and 2 ACP countries showing a multi-cultural 21st century Europe with enriching, educating and entertaining content.

May 5, 2015 at 12:12 pm Leave a comment

Comedy: Kenyans Please Step Aside, May 8-10 2015 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Step Aside
Dates: May 8-10, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: Fri. 6.30pm, Sat.3 & 6.30pm, Sun. 3 & 6.30pm
Tickets: KES 599/-

Kenyans Please Step Aside
Kenyans have jubilated that at last action has been taken and that corrupt officials have stepped aside. Heartstrings hilariously will show what happens after the whole country of Kenya has stepped aside.

This is a Heartstrings Entertainment production

May 5, 2015 at 11:06 am Leave a comment

4th Brazilian Film Festival, Dec. 4-7 2014 @ Alliance Française

Dates: December 4-7, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Entrance Free

Films in Portuguese with English sub-titles

THURSDAY 4TH DECEMBER, 7pm – ‘NEIGHBOURING SOUNDS’ by Kleber Mendonça Filho 2012, 2h11

Life in a middle-class neighbourhood in Recife takes an unexpected turn on the arrival of a private security firm. Its presence brings a good deal of anxiety to a culture which runs on fear.

FRIDAY 5TH DECEMBER, 5.30pm – ‘A DOG’S WILL’ by Guel Arraes, 2000, 1h44

Comedy about the escapades of the cowardly João Grilo and the sly Chicó, poor but resourceful guys who make their slim livelihood by fooling and cheating people.

FRIDAY 5TH DECEMBER, 7.30pm – ‘ME, YOU, THEM’ by Guel Arraes 2000, 1h44

A true story that comically portrays the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, all of whom live in the same house in a poor and arid village in the Brazilian Northeast.

SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER, 3pm – ‘LISBELA AND THE PRISONER’ by Jayme Monjardim 2003, 1h46

A tale of love and larceny as a young woman engaged to marry her well-meaning boyfriends suddenly develops second thoughts having met a traveling showman.

SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER, 5.30pm – ‘CAPTAINS OF THE SANDS’ by Cecilia Amado 2011, 1h36

This beautiful film follows the dreams and adventures of a gang of street kids. They survive together based on brotherhood and discover love when a young orphan girl joins them.

SUNDAY 7TH DECEMBER, 3pm – ‘CINEMA, ASPIRINS AND VULTURES’ by Marcelo Gomes 2005, 1h39

Two outcasts wander the back roads of Brazil looking for different kinds of escape. A salesman who fled Germany to avoid being drafted in WWII and a rural Brazilian who becomes his assistant.

SUNDAY 7TH DECEMBER, 5.30pm – ‘LOWER CITY’ by Sérgio Machado 2005, 1h38

Lifelong friendship between two men is threatended on the arrival of Karina, a dancer and a prostitute.

November 26, 2014 at 5:49 pm Leave a comment

Screening: 3 Recent Productions Inc. Ririkana – on PEV, Nov. 24 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Date: Monday, November 24 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6pm
Entrance Free

‘THE POWER OF COLLABORATION’ – An evening of film discussion by Light Box

Light Box is a human-centred, design-based Kenyan film production company. Its tagline is ‘to inspire and uplight a generation through film’.

It presents 3 recent productions: ‘Ririkana’ (Victims of PEV, forgotten by the public and politicians), ‘Let’s play pretend’ (a university girl discovers the depth of deception and betrayal, film written and developed by Moi University students) and ‘Christmas Morning’ (Christmas and Kevin’s 17th birthday. Kevin must decide what kind of a man he will become).

November 17, 2014 at 6:36 pm Leave a comment

Afro Jazz Marafiki Edition Feat Dan Chizi Aceda, Nov. 25 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Date: November 25, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6-9 pm
Tickets: KES 500

November 12, 2014 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

Comedy: Consequences, Nov. 20-23 2014 @ Alliance Française

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Dates: November 20-23, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française
Tickets: KES 500

November 10, 2014 at 5:25 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Nov. 10-14 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Dates: November 10-14, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6 pm
Entrance Free

All films will be followed by a panel discussion

Mon. 10 November: ‘Big Men’ by Rachel Boynton, 2013, 99 min (US)

A cautionary tale about the toll of American oil investment in West Africa, Big Men reveals the secretive worlds of both corporations and local communities in Nigeria and Ghana.

Panelists: John Githongo (INUKA Trustee), Gladwell Otieno (AFRICOG) and Paul Goldsmith

Moderator: Otsieno Namwaya (Human Rights Watch)

Tue. 11 November: ‘Private Violence’ Tue. 11 Nov. by Cynthia Hill, 2013, 81 min (US)

Private Violence follows the story of two survivors who have left their abusers only to face systems that fail, judge, marginalize and blame them for the violence to which they have been subjected.

Panelists: Christine Ochieng (FIDA-Kenya) and Prof. Wambui Mwangi

Moderator: Monica Tabengwa (Human Rights Watch)

Wed. 12 November: ‘Born this Way’ by Shaun Kadlec & Deb Tullmann, 2012, 84 min (Cameroon)

The film follows the lives of four gay Cameroonians. Lyrical imagery, devastating homophobia, the influence of western culture and a hiddencamera courtroom drama mysteriously coalesce into a story of what is possible in the global fight for equality

Panelists: Njeri Gatheru (National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission) and Neela Ghoshal (Human Rights Watch)

Thu. 13 November: ‘A Quiet Inquisition’ by Alessandra Zeka & Holen Sabrina Kahn, 2014, 65 min (US)

At a public hospital in Nicaragua, OBGYN Dr. Carla Cerrato must choose between following a law that bans all abortions and endangers her patients or taking a risk and providing the care that she knows can save a woman’s life.

Panelists: Evelyne Opondo (Center for Reproductive Rights) and Dr Joachim Osur (Amref Health Africa)

Moderator: Laetitia Bader (Human Rights Watch)

Friday 14 November ‘Watchers of the Sky’ by Edet Belzberg, 2011, 114 min (US)

The film interweaves five stories of remarkable courage; compassion and determination taking one on a provocative journey from Nuremberg to The Hague, from Bosnia to Darfur, from criminality to justice, and from apathy to action.

Panelists: Muthoni Wanyeki (Amnesty International) and Dr. Godfrey Musila, law lecturer (University of Nairobi)

Moderator: Hanan Salah (Human Rights Watch)

November 7, 2014 at 1:10 pm Leave a comment

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