Oscar Nominated Short Films 2016

Johannesburg's only independent cinema, the Bioscope, has a rich line-up of forthcoming attractions for Gauteng film fans, including the Oscar Nominated Short Films 2016 and the first of a new monthly offering for lovers of French film.

Take a quick look at the rest of the month's attractions, and start planning your movie outing to Maboneng, Joburg's buzz-iest inner city precinct!

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2016

For the third year, starting 20 February, the Bioscope is partnering with Shorts HD to bring the Oscar Nominated Short Films to Johannesburg.

This special release features the year's most spectacular short films across both the live action and animation categories, giving Gauteng film fans the opportunity to see the nominated films before and after the Oscar Awards ceremony on 28 February.

  • View the action and animation programmes, and follow the links to buy tickets, here.

Le Movie Club Presents: Un homme qui crie

The Bioscope has formed a new collaboration with the Alliance Française of Johannesburg and the French Institute of South Africa.

On the last Thursday of every month, Le Movie Club will give Gauteng movie lovers the chance to immerse themselves in the vibrant cultures of French and Francophone films from around the world.

Films will be provided courtesy of Institut Français and screened in French with English subtitles, with different themes - such as African cinema, French comedy, animation and music - on offer throughout the year.

Le Movie Club Presents: Un Homme Qui Crie

Le Movie Club's February feature, on 25 Feb at 7.30pm, is Un homme qui crie (2010):

Set in present-day Chad, Adam is a 55-year-old former swimming champion and pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son Abdel, leaving him socially humiliated and resentful. The country, meanwhile, is in the throes of a civil war: rebel forces are attacking the government, and the authorities are demanding that the population contribute to the "war effort" by giving money or volunteers old enough to fight off the assailants. The District Chief constantly harasses Adam for his contribution. But Adam is penniless; he only has his son...

Tickets are R35 per person (for covering costs only), or R75 for Ticket + Patachou Patisserie Snack Box (containing 1 x Quiche and 1 x Apricot Tart).

Classic Movie Sundays presents: Armageddon (1998)

A signature Bioscope event, Classic Movie Sundays offers cheaper tickets (R20) and free admission for all Film Society card holders.

This month's offering (28 Feb at 7pm) is the 1998 classic Armageddon, in which Nasa, on discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to hit the Earth in less than a month, recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.

Source: staff reporter / The Bioscope

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