The 8th annual Jozi Film Festival has a sizzling line-up of superb films in store for cinema fans this October. Whether your taste is for the quirky, the serious, the feel-good or the esoteric, there’s bound to be something that catches your eye.
If you’re an adrenaline junkie you will love Ernest Nkosi’s documentary feature film, An Ordinary People, which showcases the world of car spinning. An Ordinary People will be screened on opening night, 3 October, at Hyde Park Nu Metro (by invitation only) and again at 8pm at The Bioscope, with the latter being a free screening. Be sure to book to avoid disappointment. Ernest’s films are always a sell-out at the festival.
If you’re a medical documentary aficionado, there are two outstanding films you should look out for: Tin Soldiers (5 October, 3pm at Hyde Park Nu Metro) and UnMasked: We all Breathe (one of four short local doccies that will be screened at 6 October starting at 12.30pm at The Bioscope).
For fans of political documentaries there’s Someone to Blame – The Ahmed Timol Inquest (4 October, 7.30pm at The Bioscope) and Freedom Isn’t Free (6 October, 3pm at The Bioscope).
Those who love international cinema will enjoy the great line-up of international short doccies and fiction films on 5 October at 11am and 12.30pm respectively, also at The Bioscope.
Nature and conservation lovers will enjoy The Rhino Cup (5 October, 5.30pm at the Delta Park Environmental Centre auditorium), Our Oceans: A Journey of Discovery (5 October, 7pm at the Delta Park Environmental Centre auditorium) and The Woman Who Loves Giraffes (6 October, 3pm at Hyde Park).
These are only a few of the amazing films that will be screened at this year’s Jozi Film Festival, which runs from 3 to 6 October. For bookings, visit www.jozifilmfestival.co.za. Tickets will also be on sale at the door before each show. (Cash only, please!)