The Johannesburg premiere of Palace of Bone, the new film from Claire Angelique (Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year for Film 2010 winner), will take place at the Bioscope Independent Cinema on 6 Fox Street, Johannesburg, on Friday, 5 August.
Palace of Bone screened to rave reviews at the recent National Arts Festival, Grahamstown 2011.
The film is the documentation over a couple of months of the strangely unstable day to day life of Faith – a scarred but brazen and quirky 25-year- old.
Filmed entirely on cellular phones by her devoted best friend, the enigmatic Po, (who is rarely seen in front of the camera except in reflections, turning her back to Mecca), the audience is allowed a voyeuristic peek into their friend’s squats, downtown bars and are privy to bedroom confessions.
The audience gets to experience Po’s last days with her comrade in the Palace of Bone; a euphemism for both the backstreets, backrooms and backdoors of the city of Durban and the cache of queer insights and outlooks of Faith, a girl who feels she is bigger than her world and thus has some rather unorthodox answers to curb her frustration.
Angelique will be available for a Q&A after the screening.