Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Time for Transformers: Age Of Extinction in IMAX 3D at Ster-Kinekor Gateway and Grove Mall


Be the first to watch this action-packed epic world battle on the IMAX® 3D screen

Get ready for the battle to continue, when the fourth installment in the global blockbuster Transformers franchise blasts its way onto Ster-Kinekor’s IMAX® 3D screens in June. All the action happens at the IMAX® 3D theatres at Ster-Kinekor Gateway in Durban and the brand new IMAX theatre at Ster-Kinekor The Grove Mall in Pretoria East, from Thursday, 26 June, with the South African release of Transformers: Age of Extinction. The rest of the world only gets to watch this much-anticipated release on Friday, 27 June!
Transformers: Age of Extinction is the first feature film ever to use the new IMAX® 3D Digital Camera. With this film, director Michael Bay has taken IMAX® 3D to the next level, putting audiences right in the middle of the action with the Autobots, as never experienced before. All the major action sequences of the film were captured with the IMAX® 3D Digital Cameras to deliver greater scope, breath-taking image quality and earth-shattering 3D effects to a global audience.
The IMAX release of Transformers: Age of Extinction has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customised theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
The fourth film in director Michael Bay's Transformers franchise is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, and stars Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Stanely Tucci, Nicola Peltz, Sophia Myles and Kelsey Grammer. This action-packed sci-fi adventure begins after an epic battle has left a great city torn apart, but with the world saved.  As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history… while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its cross-hairs.
With help from a new cast of humans (led by Mark Wahlberg), Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet.  In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world.

For more information on Ster-Kinekor and IMAX®, visit www.sterkinekor.com. Avoid the queues by booking online or by calling Ticketline on 082 16789, or you can book at the box office.  You can also download the Ster-Kinekor App on your Nokia, Samsung Android, iPhone or Blackberry smart phone for updates and to book from your mobile.  To find out what other exciting promotions Ster-Kinekor has on offer, follow @sterkinekor on Twitter or Facebook at Ster-Kinekor Theatres.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Loads of Film Festivals For Durban in June and July

Film Festivals For Durban

In multiple venues - Dbn and Pmb: 20 June onwards
Refugee Social Services will be hosting Forced to Flee - a mini-film festival and a series of activities happening in venues in and around Durban to commemorate World Refugee Day on June 20. 
The focus this year will be on creating awareness around the stories of forced migration and refugees. The commemoration will marry film; photography; visual art; music; craft and discussions. 
The core event will take place at the Denis Hurley Hall, Diakonia Centre on World Refugee Day, June 20 starting at 11am with supporting events taking place at the Alliance Française;  Durban Holocaust Centre; Project Gateway in PMB and the Rainbow Restaurant in Pinetown – as well as in the waiting rooms of the Home Affairs (Refugee Reception Centre: Che Guevara Road, which is the one participating venue not open to the general public); the Refugee Social Services; Lawyers for Human Rights; Archie’s Cafe at the Diakonia Centre and Refugee Pastoral Care - throughout the week following World Refugee Day, from 23-27 June.

For more information, call 031-310 3578 or email admin@refugeesocialservices.co.za for the full programme

The Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 20 June - 6 July 2014 at KZNSA

For more details visit their website: www.dglff.org.za 
Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DGLFF

Durban FilmMart 2014

Early Bird Delegate Registration Closes 27 June

Will you be registering early for the Durban FilmMart? Time is running out to take advantage of the Early Bird Delegate Registration currently on offer. The specially reduced fee of R1350 ends on the 27 June, thereafter those who wish to attend will have to pay the full price of R1850 for their registration.
The Durban FilmMart has become one of Africa’s leading co-production and finance markets for filmmakers in Africa. This event offers filmmakers the chance to build and improve on their storytelling, film content and filmmaking skills through workshops, masterclasses and interactive forums run by international experts in the film industry.
Celebrating its 5th successful year running, this year’s Durban FilmMart is one not to be missed. Through the continued partnership with Produire au Sud of Festival des 3 Continents, there will be a special focus on story development and story presentation. Master classes will be conducted by renowned 'Script-Doctor' Miguel Machalski, 'Pitch coach' Stefano Tealdi, 'Co-production’ expert Denis Vaslin and 'Documentary Financing' expert, Julia Overton. Some of the DFM Partners, industry professionals and special guests in attendance include ARTE France; Berentsfilm; Blinker Filmproduktion; Rotterdam Cinemart; Cine-Sud Promotion; Hot Docs Blue Ice Group; IDFA Bertha Fund and International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, International Organisation la Francophonie; M-Appeal; Prescience Film Finance; Produire au Sud; Rezo Films; Rome Cinema Network; Rush Lake Media; Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute; YLe Finland and many more. 
The Durban FilmMart, funded by the City of Durban, is a partnership between the Durban Film Office and the Durban International Film Festival, and takes place from 18 - 21 July 2014 alongside the 35th Durban International Film Festival, which runs from 17 - 27 July 2014 at the Elangeni Tsogo Sun Hotel in Durban, South Africa.
Make sure you reserve your seat before the Early Bird Registration draws to a close!
For more information on the Durban FilmMart and how to register as a delegate please visit:

Durban International Film Festival 2014 17 - 27 July 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Oh Ladies, Fancy A Girlfriends Getaway with Ster-Kinekor?

Laugh the night away with a great comedy …

We all need some girl-time with our girlfriends. So this month, why not spend it at the movies with your ‘besties’ and Ster-Kinekor’s monthly ‘Girlfriends’ Getaway’ event? Come and relax, and enjoy some laughs together, when you watch Blended on Wednesday, 25 June, from 19:00.
Blended promises to have you rolling in the aisles and leaving the cinema with a smile, as you recall your own blind-date disasters! Enjoy a special pre-screening of this comedy, as you and your female friends are pampered and entertained with ‘Girlfriends’ Getaway’.
Blended sees Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore reunite with Wedding Singer director, Frank Coraci, for this romantic comedy about a disastrous blind date that leads to a nightmarish family vacation.
Lauren (Barrymore) and Jim (Sandler) are two single parents just looking for love. In the wake of a blind date that goes horribly wrong, both agree that they are better off single. Then, just when they thought they would never see each other again, their two families end up at the same African safari resort, Sun City, in South Africa, for spring break. Could it possibly be that their relationship is so crazy that it just might work out?
For an entertaining night out with the girls, where you can just relax and kick back at the movies, don’t miss this month’s ‘Girlfriends’ Getaway’ event. It takes place on Wednesday, 25 June, from 19:00, at the following Ster-Kinekor cinemas:
Cape Gate | Cavendish | Blue Route | Tyger Valley| Somerset | Garden Route
The Bridge – Port Elizabeth
The Zone | Sandton | Cresta | Northgate | Cradlestone | Greenstone | Eastgate | Irene | Brooklyn
Secunda Mall – Secunda
To make your evening out with the girls on 25 June even more special, there will be lucky draws, hampers and goodie bags to pamper all our ‘girlfriends’.  Expect a little treat courtesy of Elle and Elle Décor Magazine, Bakers Mini Cheddars, Gyna, Cherubs, TLC and Nestle, Adventure Boot Camp and Planet Fitness. (*Note: hampers, goodie bag contents and in-foyer activations may vary from cinema to cinema.) 
Blended releases to the public at Ster-Kinekor theatres countrywide on Friday, 04 July. The running time is 1hr 53 mins, and the film rated 10-12PG.
(Official trailer for Blended:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6cKLTmDB-k&feature=kp)
Remember, with ‘Girlfriends’ Getaway’, no guys are allowed!

To find out more, visit www.sterkinekor.com. Avoid the queues by booking online, by calling Ticketline on 082 16789 or you can book at the box office.  You can also secure your seats by downloading the Ster-Kinekor App on your Nokia, Samsung Android, iPhone and Blackberry handset, to book from your mobile. To find out what other exciting promotions Ster-Kinekor has on offer, follow @sterkinekor on Twitter or Facebook at Ster-Kinekor Theatres.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Catch EFC Africa 30 Live at Ster-Kinekor This Afternoon


If you are looking forward to catching all the explosive action of EFC AFRICA 30, but don’t have access to tickets for fight night, Ster-Kinekor has you covered! South Africa’s leading cinema chain will again be screening all 12 bouts of EFC AFRICA 30 live on its big screens, using the latest in digital projection, in select cinemas on Thursday, 05 June. If you can’t be ringside for this event, then watching all the action from all 12 fights, in this larger-than-life format, is definitely the next best thing!

Ster-Kinekor’s sports viewing evolution is possible as a result of the recent conversion of all of its cinemas to the latest in digital technology. Its substantial investment in the highest quality, live satellite broadcast equipment and a continuously tested and monitored signal ensures a stable live broadcast of all the fight action.

MMA fans across the country can enjoy the upcoming EFC AFRICA 30 event from the comfort of a cinema seat, being the only other venue, besides the live event at Cape Town’s GrandWest, screening the entire fight card. “EFC is something that has to be experienced but, when you see it on the big screen at Ster-Kinekor, it takes it to the next level,” states Durban-based journalist, Fred Felton.

Dubbed the ‘Superfight’, Boyd Allen takes on Don Madge at EFC AFRICA 30 at Cape Town’s GrandWest Grand Arena on 05 June. MMA fans are in for a mammoth fight night with 12 explosive match-ups that will see Mixed Martial Arts action at its best. In the lead-up to the main bout, some of the other fights that fans can watch on the big screen, where you become part of the action, are Irshaad Sayed vs. Charlie Weyer, Brendon Groenewald vs. Elvis Moyo, Gordon Roodman vs. Bruno Mukulu, Ricky Misholas vs. Lubika Didier-Kilola, and Saxon Delafield vs. Shaun de Lange.

The following Ster-Kinekor cinemas will be online from 16:15 on Thursday, 05 June, for all the live action from EFC AFRICA 30:

• Ster-Kinekor Fourways (Johannesburg)
• Ster-Kinekor East Rand Mall (Johannesburg)
• Ster-Kinekor The Zone@Rosebank (Johannesburg)
• Ster-Kinekor Greenstone (Johannesburg)
• Ster-Kinekor Cradlestone (Johannesburg)
• Ster-Kinekor Maponya (Johannesburg)
• Ster-Kinekor Brooklyn (Pretoria)
• Ster-Kinekor Gateway (Durban)
• Ster-Kinekor Cavendish (Cape Town)
• Ster-Kinekor Cape Gate (Cape Town)
• Ster-Kinekor Tyger Valley (Cape Town)
• Ster-Kinekor Mimosa (Bloemfontein)

Bookings for EFC AFRICA 30 at the twelve select Ster-Kinekor cinemas countrywide are now open. Tickets cost R120.00 and audiences are treated to all 12 of the scheduled fights as they take place, broadcast live and in state-of-the-art digital projection on the big screen. Ster-Kinekor SK Club, Discovery Vitality and Edgars Club movie card benefits and discounts do apply. All cinema-goers will also receive a complimentary EFC event guide and live commentary during the event.
EFC AFRICA 30, presented by BetXchange.com, takes place on Thursday, 05 June 2014 at Cape Town’s GrandWest Grand Arena. Watch the EFC AFRICA 30 event promo here: http://u.efcafrica.com/1oz3wNr.

To find out more about EFC AFRICA events and to book your tickets for EFC AFRICA 30 at your nearest Ster-Kinekor cinema,visit www.sterkinekor.com. Avoid the queues by booking online, by calling Ticketline on 082 16789 or you can book at the box office.  You can also secure your seats by downloading the Ster-Kinekor App on your Nokia, Samsung Android, iPhone and Blackberry smart phone to book from your mobile. To find out what other exciting promotions Ster-Kinekor has on offer, follow @sterkinekor on Twitter or Facebook at Ster-Kinekor Theatres.
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Watch King Lear Live


‘Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale deliver a brutal, unforgettable collaboration; prepare to have your heart broken.’ – Metro

‘The cast is beyond superlative. A literally awe-inspiring production.’ - Time Out

Sam Mendes’ acclaimed National Theatre production of Shakespeare’s King Lear, with Simon Russell Beale in the title role,will screen as part of the current National Theatre Live season. The Shakespearean tragedy releases onto Cinema Nouveau’s digital screens in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town and at Ster-Kinekor Blue Route in Tokai, Cape Town, from Saturday, 14 June, for four screenings only.

Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (James Bond: Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct acclaimed actor Simon Russell Beale in the title role of Shakespeare’s searing tragedy.

In King Lear, an aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters – Goneril, Regan and Cordelia – according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.

‘Witty, agile, lucid and deeply felt. A gripping production of a tragedy which is also an intensely painful psychological thriller.’ - Daily Telegraph

Simon Russell Beale’s recent theatre work for the National includes Timon of Athens (Critics’ Circle Award: Best Shakespearean Performance), Collaborators (Evening Standard Award: Best Actor), London Assurance, Major Barbara, Much Ado About Nothing, The Alchemist and The Life of Galileo; elsewhere, The Hothouse and Privates on Parade (West End), The Winter’s Tale and The Cherry Orchard (New York and Old Vic); and Bluebird (New York). His films include My Week with Marilyn and The Deep Blue Sea; television includes Spooks, Falstaff in the BBC film of Henry IV, and presenting the seriesSacred Music and Symphony.
‘Genuinely gripping. Simon Russell Beale movingly captures Lear’s terrified intimations of madness.’ - Daily Telegraph
Sam Mendes has previously directed The Sea, The Birthday Party, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and Othello for the National. For ten years he was Director of London’s Donmar Warehouse, where his productions included Uncle Vanya andTwelfth Night.

In 2009 he founded the Bridge Project, a transatlantic classical theatre company, and directed The Winter's Tale, The Cherry Orchard, The Tempest, As You Like It and Richard III.  His films include American Beauty (Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture) and the BAFTA and Academy Award-winning Skyfall.
The cast also includes Stephen Boxer (as Gloucester), Cassie Bradley, Tom Brooke (Edgar), Richard Clothier, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Kate Fleetwood (Goneril), Simon Manyonda, Anna Maxwell Martin (Regan), Daniel Millar, Michael Nardone, Gary Powell, Adrian Scarborough (Fool), Hannah Stokely, Stanley Townsend (Kent), Sam Troughton (Edmund), Olivia Vinall (Cordelia) and Ross Waiton.

King Lear releases on South African screens on Saturday, 14 June, for four screenings only – on 14, 18 and 19 June at 19:30 and on 15 June at 14:30 – at Cinema Nouveau theatres in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town, and at Ster-Kinekor Blue Route Mall in Tokai. Bookings are now open, and the running time of this production is 3hrs, 20mins (including a 20-minute interval).

For booking information on King Lear, visit www.cinemanouveau.co.za or sterkinekor.mobi, or call our Ticketline on 082 16789. Follow us on Twitter @nouveaubuzz.  You can also download the Ster-Kinekor App on any Nokia, Samsung Android, iPhone and Blackberry smart phones for updates, news and to book from your mobile.

National Theatre Live enables audiences to experience the best of British theatre throughout the year, as the NT brings cameras into the auditorium to broadcast performances live from stage to screen. Over 2.5 million people have experienced aNational Theatre Live broadcast. National Theatre Live events are distributed outside the U.K. through New York-based BY Experience, the pioneer of global live “alternative content” digital cinema events.

Watch the trailer for King Lear here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXkt8c5I2uo