The 2015/16 Live in HD season from The Metropolitan Opera in New York returned to South African screens in October this year. In celebration of ten years ofThe Met: Live in HD being screened on cinemas around the world, including Cinema Nouveau, the new season presents ten opulent, full-length operas, including six new productions, and a special encore.
The third opera in the season is a production of Wagner’s Tannhäuser starring South African-born tenor Johan Botha in the title role. It releases at Cinema Nouveau and select Ster-Kinekor cinemas on Saturday, 28 November for a limited season.
For booking information on The Met: Live in HD season, visit www.cinemanouveau.co.za
He Names Me Malala is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her and her friends' school bus in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old teenager, who had been targeted for speaking out on behalf of girls' education in her region of Swat Valley in Pakistan, was shot in the head, sparking international media outrage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014, became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
To book, visit www.sterkinekor.com
A student from 1960's Beijing discovers a common ground between himself and the animals he lives beside in this period drama from director Jean-Jacques Annaud. The film, Wolf Totem, is adapted from the best-selling novel by Jiang Rong, and contains English sub-titles.
Wolf Totem releases in Cinema Nouveau theatres across the country on Friday 20 November.
A biography about Lance Armstrong, based on David Walsh's book, Seven Deadly Sins. An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.
To book visit, www.sterkinekor.com.
Young Irish immigrant Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) navigates her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of the USA, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother's (Fiona Glascott) home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Lily Tomlin is Elle Reid. Elle has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle's granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 bucks before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.
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