Mbongeni Ngema’s ‘Asinamali’ to be screened in Johannesburg

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Asinamali, the film based on Mbongeni Ngema’s multi-award-winning musical, will screen for seven days at Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau in Rosebank Johannesburg, from Friday, September 22 to Thursday, September 28.

This will ensure the film is eligible for submission for the 2018 Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film. The Academy stipulates that a film must play theatrically for seven consecutive days to qualify for entry. Continue reading

Mbongeni Ngema’s ‘Asinamali’ to close Durban’s International Film Festival

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Asinamali!, written by Mbongeni Ngema, will be the closing film of the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF). The film will screen at Ster-Kinekor Gateway in Umhlanga at 7 pm on Sunday, July 23 and at 8 pm at the Playhouse the same day. Continue reading

Jack Parow writes theme song for new South African film, ‘Van der Merwe’

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Jack Parow. Photo: Allister Christie

“He might make mistakes, maar hy bly altyd great… and remember my friend, not all heroes wear capes…” is just one of the catchy lyrics taken from Jack Parow’s new hit, Super Van, which was created to be the theme song for the hilarious new movie, Van Der Merwe, set to open at cinemas nationwide in July. Continue reading

George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Saint Joan’ to be screened in South Africa by NT Live

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Saint Joan – the acclaimed production of the George Bernard Shaw classic play filmed live at London’s Donmar Warehouse – is the next National Theatre Live broadcast to be screened only at Ster-Kinekor’s Cinema Nouveau from Saturday, 18 March.

Directed by the Donmar Warehouse artistic director Josie Rourke (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Coriolanus) and starring Gemma Arterton (Quantam of Solace, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) in the lead role, this production puts a modern twist on this 1oo-year-old play that follows the life, times and eventual trial of Joan of Arc – a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. Continue reading

Cinema Nouveau to screen Peter Shaffer’s classic play, ‘Amadeus’

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The next National Theatre Live broadcast to screen at Cinema Nouveau is the 2016 National Theatre production of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, starring Fresh Meat’s Adam Gillen and Misfit’s Karla Crome as Mozart and his wife, and Game of Throne’s Lucian Msamati as the composer’s great rival Salieri.

The stage production, directed by Michael Longhurst, was filmed live for broadcast into cinemas globally at the National Theatre in London, with orchestral accompaniment by the 30-piece Southbank Sinfonia orchestra.

Opening on Saturday, 4 March there will be for four screenings only. Continue reading

Familiar Durban landmarks feature in the new South African comedy, ‘Keeping Up With The Kandasamys’

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Director Jayan Moodley with script supervisor, Ashley Aldworth focus on the monitor during the filming of ‘Keeping up with the Kandasamys’ in Durban, while producers Junaid Ahmed (left) and Helena Spring ( back) look on. The film opens in SA on Friday, March 3.

The much-anticipated South African film Keeping up with the Kandasamys directed by Jayan Moodley and produced by the late Junaid Ahmed and Helena Spring premiered to an audience of almost 600 ten days ago at Gateway Ster-Kinekor in Durban. It opens nationwide in cinemas this Friday (March 3). Continue reading

Get your exclusive tickets to ‘Keeping up with the Kandasamys’

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Mishqah Parthiephal and Madhushan Singh star in ‘Keeping Up With The Kandsamys’.

Be one of the first to watch the new comedy, Keeping up with the Kandasamys, at one of the exclusive screenings taking place at selected Ster-Kinekor cinemas around the country on Sunday, February 26.  Bookings open on February 22 and tickets are limited. Continue reading

The magic of the Bolshoi Ballet comes to the big screen at Cinema Nouveau

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Svetlana Zakharova and Denis Rodkin in Swan Lake. Photo: Damir Yusupov

A new season of seven wonderful ballets from Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet company – one of the world’s great powerhouses of classical ballet – is currently being screened at Ster-Kinekor’s Cinema Nouveau theatres.

The next ballet to be enjoyed on the big screen is one of the classical ballets of all time, Tchaikovsky’s timeless Swan Lake, which releases on Saturday, February 18 for limited shows. Continue reading