The 2014 Tri Continental Film Festival at Cinema Nouveau


At the end of September, the 2014 Tri Continental Film Festival (TCFF) returns to South African theatres. The festival will be screened at Cinema Nouveau exclusively – Johannesburg (Rosebank Mall) and Cape Town (V&A Waterfront) – from 26 September to 6 October.

The 12 films selected this year have been chosen because they are big issue films currently making waves in festivals internationally. Four of the 12 films selected are South African documentaries that are in some way being used to push social justice agendas beyond the means of viewing – representing a call to action in one way or another.

“Documentary film has a special role to play. It goes deeper than straightforward reporting and demands a point of view,’ says TCFF Festival co-director, Anita Khanna.

“Good films are made by filmmakers who have thoroughly researched and thought through how best to tell a story, so that it is both compelling and convincing. This means they have to be all the more rigorous in their journalistic integrity,’ adds Nhlanhla Ndaba, the festival’s co-director.

On Friday, 26 September, the festival launches at Cinema Nouveau Rosebank Mall, and will run till Monday, 29 September. Thereafter, it will move to Cinema Nouveau V&A Waterfront where the Cape Town leg will commence on Friday, 3 October and run until Monday, 6 October.

This year’s TCFF line-up includes: Crumbs, Toppling the Bread Cartel, Miners Shot Down, Roadmap to Apartheid, Unearthed, Dirty Wars, God Loves Uganda, Judgment in Hungary, Marmato, Return to Homs, The Square, Ukraine is not a Brothel, and Virunga.

For screening times and booking information for the 2014 Tri Continental Film Festival, visit the Cinema Nouveau website or the Ster Kinekor website.


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