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The radical afterlives of Frantz Fanon
The radical afterlives of Frantz Fanon
When Frantz Fanon was in late stages of leukemia at age 36, he was flown to a hospital in Bethesda, Maryland in the United States, for surgery. His...
Moving encounters with misfits and megastars
Moving encounters with misfits and megastars
Since 1982, the year in which Billy Monk’s only photo exhibition took place and the year of his death, he has been known as a photographer for a...
A simple plot points to high art
A simple plot points to high art
The Bookshop is an adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel of that name, originally published in 1978 but looking back to an era more...
'Boyz n the Hood' director John Singleton dies
'Boyz n the Hood' director John Singleton dies
John Singleton, director of the groundbreaking 1991 movie about US inner city life Boyz n the Hood, died on Monday at the age of 51, his...
Game, set and watch in minutes
Game, set and watch in minutes
It was 1973. Steve Biko was months away from being banned by the apartheid government. Armed with sanctions that ranged from a halt on weaponry...
I just can’t stop lovin’ you
I just can’t stop lovin’ you
Michael Jackson speaks to and for the monstrous child in us all — Margo Jefferson, On Michael Jackson (Granta Books)...
‘Giyani’ translates to viewers
‘Giyani’ translates to viewers
In 1998, actor and playwright Obed Baloyi premiered his debut play Ga-Mchangani at the Market Theatre Laboratory. Using a tragically humorous...
Metafilm schools the industry
Metafilm schools the industry
A funny piece of filmmaking is the unusally named Film Festival Film, if a little darkly so.
Darkness of producing R Kelly
Darkness of producing R Kelly
Few things have been as spectacular and at the same time as painstakingly slow as the apparent comeuppance of sexual abuse accused R&B maestro R...
'Captain Marvel' soars to rarefied heights in US opening
'Captain Marvel' soars to rarefied heights in US opening
Captain Marvel, the first Marvel Studios/Disney superhero film with a female lead, has soared to rare heights in North American theatres,...
Curtain closes prematurely on theatre maker Sibusiso Khwinana
Curtain closes prematurely on theatre maker Sibusiso Khwinana
This weekend, the minister of arts and culture, Nathi Mthethwa, took to the stage of the South Africa Film and Television Awards to honor Sibusiso...
Beyond striking a pose
Beyond striking a pose
1987, Brooklyn, New York. You have spent your day submerged in the glamour and shade of Mother Elektra’s House of Abundance and helped her...
The hand behind Kubrick
The hand behind Kubrick
‘The greatest films — or any great work of art — will remain as an important witness for the time in which it was created and is as...
Mzansi marvel makes it big
Mzansi marvel makes it big
Growing up in Randburg, Debbie Berman spent her weekends making movies with her friends. This past weekend, one of the films she helped to make, as...

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