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Writer and director Tim Greene on his feature film Skeem

Janet van Eeden, Tim Greene 2011-11-01 Tim, Skeem seemed to burst on to the scene out of nowhere. As a film writer I know this can’t be true. What inspired this film and how did the script come to fruition? 

Mike van Graan on the “arts campus”, Africa 101

Mike van Graan, Naomi Meyer 2011-10-27 Africa 101 explored contemporary trends, icons and innovations in African music, literature, cinema, dance, theatre, visual art and cultural tourism. It took place in the Artscape from 24 to 29 October 2011.

South African collector-artist Siemon Allen on his ''collection projects''

Siemon Allen, Kristine Kronjé 2011-10-21 For the past decade South African collector-artist Siemon Allen has been exploring the image of South Africa through a series of “collection projects”. Combining his passions for music and collecting, his studio practice investigates how ...

Mandisa Haarhof, creator of Crush-hopper, in conversation with Janet van Eeden

Janet van Eeden, Mandisa Haarhof 2011-09-30 One of my favourite plays at the recent Hilton Arts Festival was the charming and touching Crush-hopper, Mandisa Haarhof’s semi-autobiographical story about coming to terms with her mixed heritage.

Gasland exposes the realities of fracking

Reney Warrington 2011-09-29 When are we going to learn that if we stick crap into the earth, she’s gonna spit it out right back at us?

Tim Wells in conversation with Janet van Eeden about his role in God of Carnage

Janet van Eeden, Tim Wells 2011-09-29 It’s a brilliant ensemble piece where everyone gives their best performance to recreate a night of hysterical emotions where the God of Carnage is visible not only on the playgrounds.

Rotten Tomato: Lovely, Still - Mostly enchanting, completely tragic

Reney Warrington 2011-09-08 Lovely, Still is a gentle film utterly worth watching, but when sitting down to view it, one should preferably know nothing about the film.

Katherine Bull reflects on her exhibition performances data-capture: LOST_& FOUND

Katherine Bull, Kristine Kronjé 2011-09-02 During her most recent exhibition at Blank Projects in Woodstock, Katherine Bull presented a series of watercolour paintings created while she was watching the first five seasons of the television series Lost. The sixth and final season was ...

Skoonheid: Beautiful and brave

Reney Warrington 2011-08-10  I needed to hug someone after watching Skoonheid. 

Skoonheid: Beautiful and brave

Reney Warrington 2011-08-10  I needed to hug someone after watching Skoonheid. 

Super 8 - A highly enjoyable blockbuster

Reney Warrington 2011-08-10 Super 8 uses a technique made famous by the mother of all alien films, Alien, and that is never to do a full frontal of the alien, not to zoom in on every fang and all the dripping gore.

Super 8 - A highly enjoyable blockbuster

Reney Warrington 2011-08-10 Super 8 uses a technique made famous by the mother of all alien films, Alien, and that is never to do a full frontal of the alien, not to zoom in on every fang and all the dripping gore.

Very little bang in The Bang Bang Club

Reney Warrington 2011-07-27 I don’t get it. War photographers Greg, Joao, Ken and Kevin, the four original members of The Bang Bang Club, lived the kind of lives, during the violent end of apartheid, that legends and great films are made of. So why is The Bang Bang Club, the film, so boring?

Very little bang in The Bang Bang Club

Reney Warrington 2011-07-27 I don’t get it. War photographers Greg, Joao, Ken and Kevin, the four original members of The Bang Bang Club, lived the kind of lives, during the violent end of apartheid, that legends and great films are made of. So why is The Bang Bang Club, the film, so boring?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II damn near perfect

Reney Warrington 2011-07-19 Harry Potter 7 is a damn near perfect film.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II damn near perfect

Reney Warrington 2011-07-19 Harry Potter 7 is a damn near perfect film.

Bridesmaids is not just a chick flick

Reney Warrington 2011-07-15 Bridesmaids is not a chick flick just because there’s a lot of chicks in it! It will appeal to anyone with a slightly twisted sense of humour and a tendency toward the politically incorrect. I fitted the bill and loved every minute of it. ...

Bridesmaids is not just a chick flick

Reney Warrington 2011-07-15 Bridesmaids is not a chick flick just because there’s a lot of chicks in it! It will appeal to anyone with a slightly twisted sense of humour and a tendency toward the politically incorrect. I fitted the bill and loved every minute of it. ...

Nine artists and one curator on what it means to be an "Afrikaner"

Steyn du Toit 2011-06-23 A compelling exhibition that deals with the dichotomy of the historical baggage intrinsically tied to being Afrikaans, Ik ben een Afrikaner (I am an African) is currently on at Artspace. Steyn du Toit chatted to Teresa Lizamore, the curator of the ...
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