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FRANK AND FEARLESSFRANK & FEARLESS In true Schuster fashion, Frank & Fearless follows the hilarious and heroic antics of four loveable characters in the African bush, but also introduces a relevant and engrossing story and a depth of emotion which sets it apart from anything else previously produced by Leon whose films, like Mr Bones and Mad Buddies, are some of the highest-grossing local productions with impressive international sales.The film, written by Gray Hofmeyr, Leon Schuster and Geoff Newton, was created by a dynamic team of experts, with acclaimed filmmaker Gray Hofmeyr as director and André Scholtz and Menzi Thabede as producers. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 23 November

MAYFAIR Gangster tale ‘Mayfair’ is a new film by award-winning director Sara Blecher (Ayanda, Dis Ek Anna, Otelo Burning) and writer Neil McCarthy. Mayfair takes the classic gangster film – one that peels back the layers of moral hypocrisy beneath the crime boss’s veneer of respectability – and locates it in Mayfair, Johannesburg, in 2016. This is a suburb that was once defined as “Indian” by the architects of apartheid, but has since become a melting pot of new migrants from across the continent. It is the story of the relationship between a father and a son. The son rejects and abhors everything about his father’s moral choices, until he learns that his father once had to make the exact same choices he is now being forced to make. As much as he wishes he and his father weren’t the same, in the end he realises that they have much in common. Read more / Trailer / Showing from 2 November

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THE TOKOLOSHE The supernatural thriller The Tokoloshe, a tale about a terrifying predator, tells the story of Busi (Tshuma), a young woman who is desperate for money and takes the night shift at the local hospital. When she starts working there, she befriends a young girl, Gracie, (Kwande Nkosi) who believes that she is being terrorised by a supernatural being called the Tokoloshe. When the children start being taken, Busi is forced to ask if the Tokoloshe is responsible. Read more / Showing from 2 November

3 DAYS TO GO3 DAYS TO GO No matter how long it has been since you last saw your relatives, meeting up at family gatherings – especially funerals – can lead to drama and more drama. This typical, and often very emotional, scenario is also the inspiration behind award-winning producer Bianca Isaac’s directorial debut, 3 Days To Go, which puts family relationships in the spotlight!  Read more / Showing from 25 January, 2019

Principal photography on the much anticipated South African film ‘The Story of Racheltjie de Beer’ will commence on 29 October 2018. The film will be shot on location in the rugged Eastern Free State and the Drakensberg. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by writer and filmmaker Brett Michael Innes, the film tells the story of Afrikaans family, the De Beers, who are forced to find shelter on a local farm in the Eastern Free State of South Africa in the 1800s. Winter has arrived and, as dark clouds laden with snow start to roll in over the Drakensberg mountains, tragedy strikes. Read more

24 HOURS TO LIVE / ABRAHAM / THE ACCIDENT / ALISON /  BABY MAMAS /

 BEYOND THE RIVER / BYPASS CATCHING FEELINGS /

  DIE REBELLIE VAN LAFRAS VERWEY / DIS EK, ANNA  / DIS KOUE KOS, SKAT

 DORA’S PEACE /ELLEN: THE ELLEN PAKKIES STORY /  FAREWELL ELLA BELLA /

  FINDERS KEEPERS FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES /

HAPPINESS IS A FOUR LETTER WORD JAGVELD 

 / THE JAKES ARE MISSING JOHNNY IS NIE DOOD NIE  /

 KALUSHI – THE SOLOMON MHLANGA STORY  /  KANARIE /

 KEEPING UP WITH THE KANDASAMYS / KROTOA  / LIEWE KERSFEESVADER

 LOOKING FOR LOVE  ‘N MAN SOOS MY PA / MIGNON MOSSIE VAN WYK

  MODDER EN BLOED / NOEM MY SKOLLIE / RAAISELKIND THE RECCE

SHEPHERDS AND BUTCHERS 

SIEMBAMBASNAAKS GENOEG / STROOMOP / SUSTERS / TESS /

 TABLE MANNERSTHE TRIBEVASELINETJIE / VAYA / WONDERLUS