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Hans Steek Die Rubicon Oor [S.AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL]

The headstrong 90-year-old Hans is forced into a retirement home by his estranged daughter Karla (living abroad). Once there, he faces the draconian management of Matron van Dussen, a retired jail warden, who restricts and disempowers the residents. He tries to escape, but his efforts are futile against the matron’s repressive rule. Locked and restricted inside its fortified walls, Hans becomes a rebel and activist who has nothing to lose by revolting. It’s marijuana cookies, strippers, and grand escapism in an anti-ageism revolution about growing old on your own terms. [ENGLISH SUBTITLES]

  • running time: 120 Mins
  • director: Corne van Rooyen
  • Cast: Pierre van Pletzen, June van Merch, Sandra Prinsloo, Tobie Cronje
  • Start Screening on: Wed 08 May
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Challengers

Coarse language, sexual references and nudity

Follows three players who knew each other when they were teenagers as they compete in a tennis tournament to be the world-famous grand slam winner, and reignite old rivalries on and off the court.

  • running time: 151 Mins
  • director: Luca Guadagnino
  • Cast: Zendaya, Josh O'Connor, Mike Faist
  • Start Screening on: Thu 18 Apr
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Abigail

Children can be such monsters. After a group of would-be criminals kidnap the 12-year-old ballerina daughter of a powerful underworld figure, all they have to do to collect a $50 million ransom is watch the girl overnight. In an isolated mansion, the captors start to dwindle, one by one, and they discover, to their mounting horror, that they’re locked inside with no normal little girl.

  • running time: 129 Mins
  • director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
  • Cast: Kathryn Newton, Dan Stevens, Kevin Durand
  • Start Screening on: Thu 18 Apr
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Back to Black

Strong coarse language

A celebration of the most iconic – and much missed – homegrown star of the 21st century, BACK TO BLACK tells the extraordinary tale of Amy Winehouse. Painting a vivid, vibrant picture of the Camden streets she called home and capturing the struggles of global fame, BACK TO BLACK honours Amy’s artistry, wit, and honesty, as well as trying to understand her demons. An unflinching look at the modern celebrity machine and a powerful tribute to a once-in-a-generation talent.

  • running time: 142 Mins
  • director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
  • Cast: Lesley Manville, Jack O'Connell, Eddie Marsan
  • Start Screening on: Thu 11 Apr
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Kung Fu Panda 4

After Po is tapped to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace, he needs to find and train a new Dragon Warrior, while a wicked sorceress plans to re-summon all the master villains whom Po has vanquished to the spirit realm.

  • running time: 114 Mins
  • director: Joel Crawford
  • Cast: Jack Black, Awkwafina, Ke Huy Quan, Seth Rogen, Angelina Jolie, Bryan Cranston, Viola Davis, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Ian McShane, Dustin Hoffman, James Hong
  • Start Screening on: Thu 28 Mar
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Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Dive into the next thrilling chapter of the Monsterverse saga where the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla confront a colossal, undiscovered threat that challenges their very existence and ours.

  • running time: 135 Mins
  • director: Adam Wingard
  • Cast: Dan Stevens, Rachel House, Rebecca Hall
  • Start Screening on: Thu 28 Mar
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Civil War

In the near future, a team of journalists travel across the United States during a rapidly escalating civil war that has engulfed the entire nation.

  • running time: 129 Mins
  • director: Alex Garland
  • Cast: Jesse Plemons, Cailee Spaeny, Kirsten Dunst
  • Start Screening on: Thu 11 Apr
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Open Captioned Civil War

In the near future, a team of journalists travel across the United States during a rapidly escalating civil war that has engulfed the entire nation.

  • running time: 129 Mins
  • director: Alex Garland
  • Cast: Jesse Plemons, Cailee Spaeny, Kirsten Dunst
  • Start Screening on: Thu 11 Apr
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Spy X Family code: White

He's a spy. She's an assassin. Together, Loid and Yor keep their double lives to themselves while pretending to be the perfect family. However, their adopted daughter Anya, a telepath, knows both of their exciting secrets unbeknownst to them. While under the guise of taking his family on a weekend winter getaway, Loid's attempt to make progress on his current mission Operation Strix proves difficult when Anya mistakenly gets involved and triggers events that threaten world peace!

  • running time: 130 Mins
  • director: Kazuhiro Furuhashi
  • Cast: Takuya Eguchi, Atsumi Tanezaki, Saori Hayami
  • Start Screening on: Thu 18 Apr
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The Fall Guy

Colt Seavers is a stuntman who left the business a year earlier to focus on both his physical and mental health. He's drafted back into service when the star of a mega-budget studio movie, which is being directed by his ex, goes missing.

  • running time: 146 Mins
  • director: David Leitch
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt
  • Start Screening on: Thu 25 Apr
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Monkey Man

Strong bloody violence

Inspired by the legend of Hanuman, an icon embodying strength and courage, Monkey Man stars Patel as Kid, an anonymous young man who ekes out a meager living in an underground fight club where, night after night, wearing a gorilla mask, he is beaten bloody by more popular fighters for cash. After years of suppressed rage, Kid discovers a way to infiltrate the enclave of the city’s sinister elite. As his childhood trauma boils over, his mysteriously scarred hands unleash an explosive campaign of retribution to settle the score with the men who took everything from him.

  • running time: 141 Mins
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  • Cast: Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley, Pitobash, Vipin Sharma, Sikandar Kher, Sobhita Dhulipala, Ashwini Kalsekar, Adithi Kalkunte, Makarand Deshpande
  • Start Screening on: Thu 04 Apr
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Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

Mild supernatural themes, sexual references and coarse language, some scenes may scare young children

When the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second ice age.

  • running time: 135 Mins
  • director: Gil Kenan
  • Cast: Mckenna Grace, Emily Alyn Lind, Paul Rudd
  • Start Screening on: Thu 21 Mar
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The First Omen

Strong horror themes and a suicide scene, blood and gore

When a young American woman is sent to Rome to begin a life of service to the church, she encounters a darkness that causes her to question her own faith and uncovers a terrifying conspiracy that hopes to bring about the birth of evil incarnate.

  • running time: 139 Mins
  • director: Arkasha Stevenson
  • Cast: Bill Nighy, Ralph Ineson, Charles Dance
  • Start Screening on: Thu 04 Apr
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Mapantsula [S.AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL]

Wrapped up in a crime story, Mapantsula examines racial discrimination and day-to-day acts of resistance to the apartheid regime. During demonstrations in apartheid-era South Africa, police arrest not only activists but also Panic, a “mapantsula” or petty gangster. While a cop tries to get him to make incriminating statements, we learn in flashbacks how Panic got caught up in the township riots. Panic is only interested in partying, alcohol, and his girlfriend Pat, and stays away from the protests against exorbitant rents. But then Pat, who loses her job as a house maid because of him, cuts Panic loose, and his landlady’s son is taken away by the police. During the state of emergency imposed in South Africa in 1985, Mapantsula could only be made after a “bowdlerised” screenplay was submitted to the authorities. Grassroots opposition had reached a climax when the film was released and then promptly banned. This classic of South African cinema has been restored in 4K and makes a triumphant return to the big screen in celebration of 30 years of democracy in South Africa.

  • running time: 124 Mins
  • director: Oliver Schmitz
  • Cast: Thomas Mogotlane, Thembi Mtshali, Dolly Rathebe
  • Start Screening on: Thu 30 May
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The Umbrella Men [S.AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL]

When musician Jerome Adams flies into Cape Town for his estranged father’s funeral, he finds his dad has bequeathed him his beloved Goema Club, as well as the care of The Umbrella Men minstrel troupe. Unfortunately, the Club comes with a huge overdraft, due in two weeks for repayment to the bank on penalty of repossession engineered in a shady deal by Tariq Cupido, a long-time family rival. Jerome decides to rob the bank itself under cover of the annual carnival parade when thousands of troupes will invade the streets, amongst them Tariq’s troupe, The Maulers, who are competing against Jerome’s Umbrella Men. And as Jerome reconnects with friends, and community, he learns about himself and why he must stay in this special place.

  • running time: 135 Mins
  • director: Tiffany Jimenez
  • Cast: Jacques da Silva, Keenan Arrison, Shamilla Miller
  • Start Screening on: Thu 02 May
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Robot Dreams

Mild themes and coarse language

Set in 1980s NYC, ROBOT DREAMS is the story of Dog, a lonely canine who builds himself a robot for companionship. Their friendship blossoms as they embark on adventures (and misadventures) across the city, from taking the subway to Chinatown to roller skating in Central Park. One summer night, Dog becomes heartbroken when he is forced to abandon Robot at the beach. Will they ever meet again?

  • running time: 121 Mins
  • director: Pablo Berger
  • Cast: Ivan Labanda, Albert Trifol Segarra, Rafa Calvo
  • Start Screening on: Thu 11 Apr
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Late Night with the Devil

Strong horror themes

A live television broadcast in 1977 goes horribly wrong, unleashing evil into the nation's living rooms.

  • running time: 112 Mins
  • director: Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes
  • Cast: David Dastmalchian, Laura Gordon, Ian Bliss
  • Start Screening on: Thu 11 Apr
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Freud's Last Session

Mature themes and sexual references

Freud invites iconic author C.S. Lewis to debate the existence of God. And his unique relationship with his daughter, and Lewis' unconventional relationship with his best friend's mother.

  • running time: 129 Mins
  • director: Matt Brown
  • Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Matthew Goode, Liv Lisa Fries, Jodi Balfour
  • Start Screening on: Thu 18 Apr
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Wicked Little Letters

Strong coarse language

A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in this riotous mystery comedy. Based on a stranger than fiction true story, WICKED LITTLE LETTERS follows two neighbours: deeply conservative local Edith Swan (Olivia Colman) and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley). When Edith and fellow residents begin to receive wicked letters full of unintentionally hilarious profanities, foul-mouthed Rose is charged with the crime. The anonymous letters prompt a national uproar, and a trial ensues. However, as the town’s women - led by Police Officer Gladys Moss (Anjana Vasan) - begin to investigate the crime themselves, they suspect that something is amiss, and Rose may not be the culprit after all.

  • running time: 120 Mins
  • director: Thea Sharrock
  • Cast: Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Timothy Spall
  • Start Screening on: Thu 21 Mar
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Dune: Part Two

Paul Atreides unites with Chani and the Fremen while seeking revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family.

  • running time: 186 Mins
  • director: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Stellan Skarsgård, Josh Brolin, Florence Pugh
  • Start Screening on: Thu 29 Feb
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The Great Escaper

Coarse language

Bernard Jordan escapes from his care home to attend the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in France.

  • running time: 116 Mins
  • director: Oliver Parker
  • Cast: Michael Caine, Glenda Jackson, Laura Marcus
  • Start Screening on: Thu 07 Mar
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