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THE LION KING With the live-action release audiences can journey to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. Directed by Jon Favreau, screenplay by Jeff Nathanson. Feature: The Lion King roars to life on the Big Screen in a Whole New Way / Showing from 19 July

SKIN Biographical drama film written and directed by Guy Nattiv. It follows the life of former skinhead group member Bryon Widner. A young man (Jamie Bell) makes the dangerous choice to leave the white supremacist gang he joined as a teenager. With his former friends against him, he is determined to create a new life for himself — if he can make it out alive. Feature: Israeli writer-director Guy Nattiv talks about SKIN / Trailer / Showing from 19 July

YESTERDAY Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack
(Himesh Patel) a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town remembers their songs. He’s about to become a very big deal when discovers that The Beatles have never existed…and he finds himself with a very complicated problem indeed. Directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) from a screenplay by Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Notting Hill).Feature: A rock ’n’ roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life / Trailer / Now showing

STUBER Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) is a chatty, mild-mannered, risk-averse Millennial who works in a sporting goods store while moonlighting as an Uber driver who will do anything to save his five-star driver’s rating. Vic Manning (Dave Bautista) is a middle aged, old school, alpha detective, receives a tip on the whereabouts of the drug dealer who murdered his partner, and calls for an Uber. Can these two very different men share a Nissan Leaf while hunting drug dealers across Los Angeles? Directed by Michael Dowse from a screenplay by Tripper Clancy. Feature: A heartfelt bro-mance / Trailer / Now Showing

GRETA Frances finds a handbag on the New York subway and promptly returns it to Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher who loves tea and classical music. Having recently lost her mother, young Frances strikes up a seemingly harmless friendship with the lonely and kindly widow who enjoys her company. But when Greta’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic and obsessive, Frances does whatever it takes to end the toxic relationship before things spirals out of control. Directed by Neil Jordan and co-written by Ray Wright and Jordan. Feature: A contemporary thriller about obsession /  Trailer / Now showing

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Tom Holland returns as our friendly neighborhood Super Hero who, following the events of Avengers: Endgame, must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. The film expands the Spider-Man film universe, taking Peter Parker out of his comfort zone and his home in Queens, New York City, and hurling him across Europe during what was supposed to be a school vacation – but which becomes his greatest challenge and most epic adventure ever. Directed by Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming).  from a screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers.  Based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.   Read more / Trailer / Now Showing




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CHILD’S PLAY A contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic, Child’s Play follows Karen (Aubrey Plaza), a single mother who gifts her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) a Buddi doll, unaware of its more sinister nature. Directed by Lars Klevberg and written by Tyler Burton Smith produced by Orion Pictures. It is a remake of the 1988 film of the same name and the 8th installment of the film series, serving as a reboot. Feature: A contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic film /  Trailer / Now Showing

SUPER 30 Anand Kumar, a Mathematics genius from a modest family in Bihar who is made to believe that only a King’s son can become a king is on a mission to prove that even the poor man can create some of the world’s most genius minds. He starts a training program named ‘Super 30’ to help 30 IIT aspirants crack the entrance test and make them highly successful professionals. Directed by Anurag Kashyap, based on the life of mathematician Anand Kumar and his educational program Super 30 . Read more / Trailer 

REMBRANDT Back by popular demand, Rembrandt, will screen again to mark the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt, the death. It will explore the major show of the Dutch artist’s work hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum.  Rembrandt’s life story is interwoven throughout, alongside behind-the-scenes preparations at both world-famous institutions. For many, Rembrandt is regarded as the greatest artist that ever lived, and this deeply moving film explores the truth about the man behind the legend. This audience favourite is not to be missed. The sixth season of Exhibition on Screen brings to life the glorious exhibitions of the works of some of the greatest artists that ever lived.  The films also offer deep insight, and exclusive behind-the-screens footage of exhibitions, while weaving lesser-known life stories of legendary artists. Showing at Rosebank Nouveau in Johannesburg, Brooklyn Nouveau in Pretoria and Ster-Kinekor Gateway Nouveau in Durban.be screened at Rosebank Nouveau in Johannesburg, Brooklyn Nouveau in Pretoria and Ster-Kinekor Gateway Nouveau in Durban.  Trailer