Out In Africa Film Festival celebrates LGBTI themed movies


The Out in Africa Film Festival aims to stimulate conversation and promote a sense
of belonging and pride amoung South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender
and intersex individuals (LGBTIs). The festival will screen films which explore
identity, lifestyles and relevant issues from 13 to 16 November at Cinema Nouveau
Rosebank in Johannesburg and V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

Love Is Strange
Directed by: Ira Scahs
John Lithgow and Alfred Molina play long-term lovers and newly-weds who are
suddenly pulled apart. A profound and good-humoured tale of enduring love in the
face of religiously inspired and sanctioned homophobia.
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Directed by: Matthew Warchus
A feel good true story about the London ‘Pervs’ who went off to Wales to stand in
solidarity with the ‘Pits’ – striking miners during Thatcher’s determined demolition of
the unions. Refreshments will be served on opening night prior to the screening,
courtesy of Cinema Nouveau.
Awards: Cannes 2014 Queer Palm
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Reaching For the Moon
Directed by: Bruno Barreto
This biopic dramatises the turbulent, complicated 15 yearlong affair of two powerful
artists – American poet Laureate and Pulitzer prize winner Elizabeth and architect
and designer of the iconic Flamengo Park in Rio Lota de Macedo Soares.
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The Skeleton Twins
Directed by: Craig Johnson
Maggie and Milo are estranged twins suddenly thrown together in a time of crisis.
Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader, (Saturday Night Live) deliver wonderfully
dramatic and comic performances as twins in trouble.
Awards: Sundance 2014 Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award
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