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Comedy ‘Love By Chance’ building bridges between USA and SA

Excitement is building toward the film event of the year when the romantic comedy ‘Love By Chance’ launches on May 5th in South Africa. The comedy is a co-production between South African filmmakers, Dumi Gumbi and Cati Weinek, and US based director and producer Samad Davis. US stars jetting into local shores for the premiere […]

Everything you need to know about Kong: Skull Island @kongskullisland

The producers of “Godzilla” re-imagine the origins of one the most powerful monster myths of all in “Kong: Skull Island,” from Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and Tencent Pictures. For more Kong: Skull Islandvideo previews visit our YouTube page: JoziStyle. A compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”), the film tells […]

All hail the king! Kong: Skull Island #KongOutdoorCinema @sterkinekor

One of the biggest blockbusters of the year is Kong: Skull Island – and this is not only because its title character happens to be the biggest primate ever created. To give due credit to the enormity of this movie, Warner Bros. Pictures and Ster-Kinekor have announced a unique outdoor screening experience for the South […]

Supersize ‘The Great Wall of China’ on Imax @sterkinekor

SUPERSIZE YOUR BIG SCREEN EXPERIENCE BY WATCHING THE GREAT WALL IN THE MOST IMMERSIVE CINEMA ENVIRONMENT 1700 years to build. 5500 miles long. What were they trying to keep out? The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest wonders of the world – and one of a few human constructions that can be […]


  Opera lovers are in for a treat in the month of love, when one of the Met’s most popular productions is shown on the big screen at Nouveau and select Ster-Kinekor cinemas nationally. Catch limited screenings of the award-winning production of Charles Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation of Roméo et Juliette from Saturday, 11 February, […]

The magic of the Bolshoi Ballet’s The Nutcracker comes to the big screen @sterkinekor @nouveaubuzz

  THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS BALLET, THE NUTCRACKER, COMES TO THE BIG SCREEN FROM THE BOLSHOI BALLET   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 […]

Melrose Arch presents #CinemaAlFresco 17 nights of movies under the stars – and it’s FREE @MelroseArch

Melrose Arch is proud to present 17 nights of free movies under the stars for kids, families and adults. From the 2nd to 18th December, enjoy everything from action, romance, musicals and holiday dramas, under the stars, every evening from 18h30 on the Piazza (kids) and the Square (adult/family). Bring blankets or lawn chairs and […]

Cinema Nouveau screens Kenneth Branagh’s The Entertainer by John Osborne

CINEMA NOUVEAU SCREENS BRANAGH THEATRE LIVE’S PRODUCTION OF JOHN OSBORNE’S MODERN CLASSIC, THE ENTERTAINER “If ever there was a state of the nation play – this is it…” – The Guardian “Kenneth Branagh triumphs in style” – The Telegraph   The final production of 2016 from Branagh Theatre Live is John Osborne’s powerful post-World War […]

KEEPING UP WITH THE KANDASAMY’S – Love thy neighbour… but don’t get caught! @kandasamysmovie

From the producers of Hard to Get and Happiness is a Four Letter Word, comes the two-sided, family-engaged-comedy affair, KEEPING UP WITH THE KANDASAMY’S. The film will be released in cinemas on 3 March 2017. It is directed by Durban filmmaker, Jayan Moodley (White Gold) and produced by Helena Spring and the late Junaid Ahmed. […]

The truth is coming #ABillionLives

The award-winning documentary feature film A Billion Lives, which has been capturing headlines at international film festivals, including grabbing the Supreme Jury Prize and Best Director awards at the 2016 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, will have its African premiere at the fifth annual Jozi Film Festival on Friday, 16 September at Rosebank’s Cinema Nouveau. After […]

Noem My Skollie opens at cinemas on Friday, 2nd September 2016 @noemmyskollie

Based on the true story of a young man in the 1960’s who became a storyteller in jail, Noem My Skollie, is a powerful and moving film that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit.  The film opens at cinemas across South Africa on Friday, 2ndSeptember 2016. <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Audiences can […]

Architect Africa Film Festival: DESIGN is UNIVERSAL | GLOBAL | LOCAL @AAFF_2016 tweet #AAFF2016

#AAFF2016 – DESIGN is: UNIVERSAL | GLOBAL | LOCAL Fuelled by the magic of film and fired by the desire to celebrate architecture, the Architect Africa Film Festival was created in 2006 to acknowledge and embrace the astounding reality of urban living. In 2016, the Architect Africa Film Festival (#AAFF2016) will partner with our valued […]

Home-grown romance comes to the big screen #MrsRightGuy

TALE ABOUT MODERN WOMEN, MRS RIGHT GUY, WRITTEN & PRODUCED BY FEMALE TEAM Home-grown romance comes to the big screen next month, with the opening of escapist romantic romcom ‘Mrs Right Guy’, on 27 May. The film stars Dineo Moeketsi as the lovelorn Gugu Hlatshwayo. Downhearted and disappointed by love, she has grown up with the curse […]

Local movie Mrs Right Guy comes to the big screen next month!

Home-grown romance comes to the big screen next month, with the opening of escapist romantic romcom ‘Mrs Right Guy’, on 27 May. The film stars Dineo Moeketsi as the lovelorn Gugu Hlatshwayo. Downhearted and disappointed by love, she has grown up with the curse of being the ‘It Girl’, the most beautiful and wanted by […]

“THE 5th WAVE” Production Information

In the new film The 5th Wave, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie (Chloë Grace Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with […]

SPECTRE breaks Sony box office record in SA!

SPECTRE has broken box office records and is the biggest opening weekend ever for Sony Pictures Releasing International in South Africa. SPECTRE, which released at cinemas across South Africa on Friday 27 November, surpassed the Amazing Spider-Man and Skyfall to reach the number 1 spot for a 3 day opening weekend in South Africa for […]

Movie: Carol Leads Spirit Awards Nominations

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara’s romance Carol led the 2016 Spirit Awards nominations with a total of six nominations. In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price Of Salt, Carol follows the story between two women from very different backgrounds in 1950s New York. An immediate connection sparks between department store clerk Therese […]

#Spectre @007 awarded Guiness World Records for largest film stunt explosion!

“SPECTRE,” THE 24TH JAMES BOND ADVENTURE, AWARDED A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE FOR LARGEST FILM STUNT EXPLOSION In addition to breaking box office records across the globe, SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure, has been awarded a Guinness World Records™ title for the Largest Film Stunt Explosion, it was announced today at a press conference […]


Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that the 24th James Bond adventure, SPECTRE, has been selected for The CTBF’s Royal Film Performance 2015. The World Premiere will be attended by Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and will take place on Monday […]

THE WALK | Production Notes

Twelve people have walked on the moon. Only one has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), is aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, who overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless […]

South African film Ayanda picked up for US distribution.

SARA BLECHER’S FEATURE FILM AYANDA BOUGHT BY MAJOR US DISTRIBUTOR South African film Ayanda, which premiered in Los Angeles in June, at the Los Angeles Film Festival, has been picked up for distribution in the US by American director, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor Ava DuVernay. As the writer and director of Selma (2014), […]

Sam Smith to sing title song to “Spectre” @007 @samsmithworld

Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment today confirmed that Sam Smith has recorded “Writing’s On The Wall,” the theme song to SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure.  SPECTRE will be released in the UK on October 26 and in the US on November 6 and in South Africa on 27 […]


Corruption, fraud and bribery make the headlines every day in South Africa, so it’s no surprise that that local filmmakers are delving into what has become a national sport in the country. Friday, 28 August sees the opening of two new films that tackle the issue of corruption, albeit in very different ways. The first […]

Dis ek, Anna to be reviewed by the Film Publication Board

Times Media Films, distributor of the Afrikaans language feature film, Dis ek, Anna has initiated the process with the Film Publication Board (FPB) to review the earlier classification imposed on the film. This was the first viewing by the FPB and geared towards clearing the film for screening at the Durban International Film Festival in […]

Jyoti Mistry’s Impunity promises to sizzle!

JYOTI MISTRY’S SIZZLING THRILLER IMPUNITY OPENS ON 28 AUGUST With the themes of corruption and brutality at its centre, filmmaker Jyoti Mistry’s new film ‘Impunity’ is a profound investigation into contemporary South Africa and the seat of power. In a country where people who commit crime are often seen to be exempt from punishment, or […]

Leon Schuster’s latest comedy Schuks! Pay back the Money!

After losing rugby’s holy grail, the Currie Cup, Schuks (Leon Schuster) sets off on a hilarious journey to pay for what he has done. In lieu of a R1 million fine, the Sports Minister (Desmond Dube) offers Schuks a lifeline to create a documentary film that shows South Africa in a positive light. As the […]

Acclaimed filmmaker, Regardt van den Bergh debuts UITVLUCHT at the kykNET Silwerskerm Festival on 27 August 2015.

Acclaimed filmmaker, Regardt van den Bergh, known for movies such as Faith like Potatoes, Klein Karoo and many others will once again speak to the hearts of audiences with the release of his brand new feature film, UITVLUCHT, which will première at the kykNET Silwerskerm Festival on 27 August 2015. UITVLUCHT is a drama and […]

Noir thriller “Impunity”, the latest film by celebrated South African director Jyoti Mistry

Noir thriller “Impunity”, the latest film by celebrated South African director Jyoti Mistry, will be screened at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), which opens on Thursday, 16 July, giving audiences a sneak preview prior to the film’s release in August. This follows the screening of the film in the Contemporary World Cinema section at […]

Everything you want to know about ‘Pixels’ the movie!

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades.  Now, they’re going to have to do it for real.  In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens […]


Love, friendship and growth in contemporary South Africa. Those are the themes of a new film by award-winning director Sara Blecher. Ayanda tells the story of a single-minded 21-year-old Afro-hipster Ayanda (Fulu Mugovhani), who has a talent for taking neglected pieces of furniture and “bringing them back to love”. Eight years after her father’s death, […]

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