OIA’s new style format


Out In Africa (OIA) announces “More Outings’ – its new style format for the South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, in which it will host three smaller festivals, or seasons, throughout 2011. These are scheduled for April, August and October,

OIA will deliver three nine-day Festivals featuring the latest and best of queer films from around the globe and, of course, guest directors.

The dates of these 2011 Festivals at Nu Metro Hyde Park, Jozi, and Nu Metro V&A Waterfront, CT, are:

Friday 1 – Sunday 10 April (no screenings on Monday 4 April)
Friday 12 – Sunday 21 August (no screenings on Monday 15 August)
Friday 21 – Sunday 30 October (no screenings on Monday 24 October)

Partners Nu Metro have frozen the cinema ticket price increase due on 1 April to enable Out In Africa patrons to enjoy more films at no further cost.


Film titles secured for the April outing include:

Director: Joseph Graham 2010 USA 93mins
Well plotted, keenly observed and with great performances this is an odyssey through the diversity of queer lives. A lanky, handsome prostitute enters the building, but after turning his trick he cannot find the exit and stumbles in and out of strange encounters – the cocaine queen and his coterie, the “straight’ man, the old man who rescues him, and the young man who just wants to make a connection. This is a clever depiction of queers, in all their incarnations.
Joe Graham is a guest of the Festival.

Recipe for a Killing Tirez sur le caviste
Director: Emmanuelle Bercot 2010 France 60mins French with English subtitles
Deliciously unsentimental, Recipe for a Killing is all about food, and murders. Vintner Gerard is a demanding gourmet who would kill for a bad celeri remoulade. His cook, Aline, is a murderous dyke with culinary flair, and who may actually be his match. There’s not a wasted minute in the 60 of the film – it’s a perfect dish.

We Have to Stop Now
Director: Robyn Dettman 2009 USA 79mins
A humorous and mischievous look at lesbian lives – Kit and Dyna are the lesbian therapist couple who seem to have it all and have written the handbook guide of relationships – How to Succeed in Marriage Without Even Trying – while on the brink of divorce. It becomes a bestseller and they are forced to stay together and in therapy…

Go to www.oia.co.za for the full programme and schedule.


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