Film

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...
What’s the deal with Moja Love?
What’s the deal with Moja Love?
Jacqui Setai, the head of DSTV reality channel Moja Love, says the idea behind the venture is to bring positivity into the broadcasting industry....
‘St Agnes’ murder series promises more than red herrings
‘St Agnes’ murder series promises more than red herrings
The Girl from St Agnes is Showmax’s first scripted drama-cum-murder mystery series since the online subscription video service launched...
‘Kanarie’: Coming out in a silenced era
‘Kanarie’: Coming out in a silenced era
Johan Niemand (Schalk Bezuidenhout) is a clumsily tall pupil in matric with Bambi eyes and a likeable quirk that he expresses through music. Two...
Gayle, the language of laughter – and of safety
Gayle, the language of laughter – and of safety
Gaseroen Samuels laughs as he recalls the years of fun he had in Cape Town’s District Six with his large, all-queer posse. “Oooh jinne man,...
Little America is a good first step but ...
Little America is a good first step but ...
Last year the urban music channel TRACE partnered with the Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) to give an aspiring filmmaker the opportunity to produce a...
Everything Must Fall casts an all-seeing eye on student protests
Everything Must Fall casts an all-seeing eye on student protests
Perhaps one of the more important aspects of Rehad Desai’s latest film, Everything Must Fall, is that it subscribes to chronology in...
Banned Kenyan film Rafiki film tops Kenya’s box office in limited screening run
Banned Kenyan film Rafiki film tops Kenya’s box office in limited screening run
Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu's film, Rafiki, was banned from cinemas by the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) for promoting same-sex...
Reimagining family and luxury with FAKA
Reimagining family and luxury with FAKA
Mam’khulu Queenie is a woman of sparse words and quiet grace. She is my grandmother’s sister — in that nebulous sense in black families...
Performers call out for pay rights
Performers call out for pay rights
Darlington Michaels is as flamboyant on screen as he is in person. As the colourfully dressed Papa G for close to 20 years on the soap opera...
Qubeka sews it up in Toronto
Qubeka sews it up in Toronto
The last time Jahmil XT Qubeka premiered a movie at the Toronto International Film Festival it had been banned briefly in his home country. This...

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