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CINEMA NOUVEAU TO HOST 21ST OUT IN AFRICA GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN JOHANNESBURG AND CAPE TOWN

Friday, 23 May 2014 - 9:17 am

CINEMA NOUVEAU TO HOST 21ST OUT IN AFRICA GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN JOHANNESBURG AND CAPE TOWN

The 21st Out In Africa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival opens on Wednesday, 28 May at two Cinema Nouveau sites - Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg and at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town – with a selection of four exceptional features and two documentaries bound to spark discussion and debate.

The Festival, now in its 21st year, is proudly hosted by Cinema Nouveau and runs until Sunday, 01 June.

Special Festival guest, German director Jan Soldat, will present his unusual and extraordinary documentaries, Weekend in Germany and The Incomplete, at the four scheduled screenings in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Soldat travels to South Africa courtesy of the Goethe Institut.

The Festival opens on 28 May at 19:00 with a special screening of Kill Your Darlings, starring Daniel Radcliffe as gay Beat poet, Allen Ginsberg. Bookings are now open and normal ticket prices apply (including discounts and benefits from Ster-Kinekor loyalty partners), with complimentary refreshments on the opening night at both cinemas, courtesy of Cinema Nouveau.

The Festival is supported by the National Film & Video Foundation, the Goethe Institut, Graton Guest House, 6 Spin Street Restaurant, 8 333 loyal members and the 700 MySchool contributors.  

The Festival line-up includes four multi-award-winning feature films: Kill Your Darlings, Boy Meets Girl, Stranger by the Lake (following a successful showing at the recent European Film Festival) and Concussion, plus the two acclaimed documentaries presented by director Jan Soldat – A Weekend in Germany and The Incomplete.

 

 

 

Kill Your Darlings

Dir: John Krokidas   / USA / 2013 / 104min

Daniel Radcliffe is Beat Generation icon Allen Ginsberg in this biopic set during the famed poet’s early years at Columbia University. The film centres on a murder investigation involving Ginsberg, his handsome classmate Lucien Carr, and fellow Beat-er William S. Burroughs.

Jhb:      Wed 28 May – 19:00

CT:       Wed 28 May – 19:00

AWARDS:

·         Cork International Film Festival 2013 – won UCC Film Academy Student Jury Award

·         Hamptons International Film Festival – won Breakthrough Performer

·         Palm Springs International Film Festival 2013 – won Directors to Watch

 

Boy Meets Girl

Dir:  Eric Schaeffer / 2014 / USA / 95min

Schaeffer’s film is a poignant, sexy and romantic coming-of-age comedy about three 20-year olds living in Kentucky. A smart script, this is a sex/human positive modern fable, and identifying with the story crosses all gender and sexual orientation lines.

Jhb:      Thu 29 May – 19:00;  Sun 01 Jun – 18:45

CT:       Thu 29 May – 19:00;  Fri 30 May – 20:45

 

Concussion

Dir:  Stacie Passon / USA / 2013 / 97min

A restless, suburban housewife pushing 40 suffers a blow to the head that unleashes her latent sexuality, and sends her on an erotic journey that gives birth to a secret second life.  Winner of the Teddy Jury Award at the Berlinale, it is palpably sensual and deliciously contained.

Jhb:      Fri 30 May – 19:00;  Sat 31 May – 18:45

CT:       Fri 30 May – 18:45;  Sat 31 May – 18:45

AWARDS:

·         Berlin International Film Festival 2013 – won Teddy Jury Award

·         San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2013 – won Best First Feature: Special Mention

 

Stranger by the Lake

Dir:  Alain Guiraudie / France / 2013 / 101min

Winner of the 2013 Cannes Un Certain Regard Best Directing award, Stranger by the Lake is a candid and absorbing portrait of passion and murder at a secluded lakeside cruising spot. This stunning, minimalist erotic thriller explores how human identity is defined, and sometimes imprisoned, by our desires, drives and passions.

Jhb:      Sat 31 May – 20:45;   Sun 01 Jun – 20:45

CT:       Thu 29 May – 21:00;  Sun 01 Jun – 18:45

AWARDS:

·         Cannes Film Festival 2013 – won Queer Palm & Un Certain Regard:  Directing Prize

·         César Awards, France 2014 – won César & Most Promising Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay and Best Sound

·         Montréal Festival of New Cinema 2013 – won Special Mention

Weekend in Germany (Ein Wochenende in Deutschland) 2013 / Germany / 25min

The Incomplete (Der Unfertige) 2013 / Germany / 48min

Dir:  Jan Soldat

With unprecedented access, intimacy and humanity, without flinching or judging, Soldat invites us behind closed doors and into the meeting place of our deepest fears and desires.  A provocative, outrageous and touching documentary double-bill, presented by the director himself.

Jhb:      Thu 29 May – 21:00 + Guest;  Fri 30 May – 21:00 + Guest

CT:       Sat 31 May – 20:45 + Guest;   Sun 01 Jun – 20:45 + Guest

 

For screening times and booking information for the 21st Out In Africa Film Festival, visit www.cinemanouveau.co.za or sterkinekor.mobi, or call Ticketline on 082 16789. Follow Cinema Nouveau on Twitter @nouveaubuzz or on Facebook. You can also download the Ster-Kinekor app on any Nokia, Samsung Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smart phone, for updates and to book from your mobile.



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