The Lives of Others

For the third session of the AGCLE movie series we will be watching The Lives of Others (2006), a German film directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. The film is about a member of the secret police in East Berlin who, while spying on a writer and his lover, finds himself increasingly absorbed by their lives.

For and excellent review, click on

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-lives-of-others-2007-1

Venue: Eden Grove, Blue
Date: Thursday, 12 March
Time: 19:00

Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday

 

Last Modified: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:00:08 SAST

The Class (Entre Les Murs)

The Class

Dear all,

In the last Movie Night of the first term we will be watching a French Movie, The Class (Original title: Entre les Murs (Between The Walls)), directed by Laurent Cantet. The film tells the story of a teacher and his experiences with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighbourhood. It won Palme d’Or for the best film in Cannes Film Festival in 2008. For a good review click on:

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-class-2009

Date: Thursday 26 March
Time: 19:00- 21:08
Venue: Eden Grove, Blue

All welcome!

Last Modified: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:25:56 SAST

Ida

Ida

Dear all,

On Thursday 19 March, we will be watching Ida (2013), a Polish film by Pawel Pawlikowski. The movie tells the story of Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, who is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. For an excellent review please see an article on the NewYorker:

http://www.newyorker.com/…/culture-d…/ida-a-film-masterpiece

Venue: Eden Grove, Blue
Time: 19:00- 20:30

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Last Modified: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:53:53 SAST

The Interrupters

The Interrupters

Dear all,

The second session of the AGCLE Movie Nights series will feature The Interrupters, a documentary by Steve James about gang related urban violence. It tells the story of ex-gang members who go into the streets of Chicago to try to put a stop to—interrupt—gang violence. For more information about the film click on the following link:

http://www.nytimes.com/…/the-interrupters-a-documentary-by-…

Date: Thursday 5 March at 19:00
Venue: Eden Grove, Blue

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Last Modified: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:09:17 SAST

Monsieur Lazhar

Monsieur Lazhar

Dear all

For the opening night of AGCLE Cinematheque we have decided to show Monsieur Lazhar.It’s about the best teacher in the world who doesn't even have a degree, it's about a man who carries 'the holiday in his eyes', it’s about hidden grief, it's about the soothing sound of students playing in the yard, it’s about life.

Venue: Eden Grove, Blue

Date: 26 February

Time: 19:00

Last Modified: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:26:23 SAST

Malcolm X

Malcolm X

Dear all,

On Thursday we will resume the AGCLE Movie Nights and we will 
be watching Malcolm X, directed by Spike Lee (1992). This highly 
acclaimed film is a biographical epic of the controversial and 
influential Black Nationalist leader, Malcolm X, from his early life 
and career as a low-life gangster to his religious and political 
transformations.
For a good review of the film click on: 
http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/malcolm-x-1992

Venue: Eden Grove, Blue
Date: 16 April
Time: 19:00-22:00

Last Modified: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:17:43 SAST

The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing

Dear all,
The next movie on AGCLE Movie Nights will be 'The Act of Killing'. It's a documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to re-enact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

 

Venue: Eden Grove, Blue
Date: Thursday 23 April 19:00- 20:45

Last Modified: Fri, 22 May 2015 23:28:09 SAST

Europa Europa

Europa Europa

Dear all,

On Thursday we will be watching Europa Europa, directed by Agnieszka Holland. The film is the story of 'a boy in Nazi Germany who tries to conceal that he is Jewish by joining the Hitler Youth'. For a review of the film click on:
http://www.nytimes.com/movie/review…

Venue: Eden Grove, Blue
Time: 19:00- 21:00

 

All are welcome

Last Modified: Fri, 22 May 2015 23:32:06 SAST

The World Before Her

The World Before Her

Dear all,

On the next session of AGCLE Movie Nights a documentary will be shown. The world before Her tells the story of 'two young women who follow completely divergent paths in the new, modernizing India-one wants to become Miss India, the other is a fierce Hindu Nationalist prepared to kill and die for her beliefs.'
Venue: Eden Grove, Blue
Date: Thursday 7 May
Time: 19:00-20:30

 

All are welcome.

Last Modified: Fri, 22 May 2015 23:36:50 SAST

4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days

 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days

Dear all,

On the next session of AGCLE Movie Nights we will be watching a Romanian film, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, directed by Cristian Mungiu. The film is about ‘a woman who assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania. For a good review click on
http://www.rogerebert.com/…/4-months-3-weeks-and-2-days-2008

Date: Thursday 14 May
Venue: Eden Grove, Arts Majors
Time: 19:00- 20:52

 

All are welcome

Last Modified: Fri, 22 May 2015 23:41:29 SAST

Moolaade

Moolaade

Dear all,

On the next session of the AGCLE Movie Nights we will be watching Moolaade (2004) a film by an African director, Ousmane Sembene. Here is the story line: 'When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart'.

For a reliable review click on:

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/moolaade-2004

Date: 21 May
Venue: Eden Grove, Blue
Time:19:00- 21:00

 

All are welcome

Last Modified: Fri, 22 May 2015 23:52:33 SAST

The Lottery of Birth

The Lottery of Birth

Dear all,

 

In the last session of AGCLE Movie Nights for the second term we will watch a documentary by Rauel Martinez and Joshua van Praag (2013). ‘The Lottery of Birth is the first in a three-part documentary series entitled 'Creating Freedom' exploring the relationship between freedom, power and control in Western democracies. The series draws together interviews with some of the world's leading intellectuals, journalists and activists to offer an alternative perspective on today's society and the future we're creating. We do not choose to exist, or the environment we grow up in. Our starting point in life is one of passive reliance on forces over which we have no control. THE LOTTERY OF BIRTH shows that from birth onwards our minds are a battleground of competing forces: familial, educational, cultural, and professional. The outcome of this battle not only determines who we become, but the society that we create.

 

Date: Thursday 28 May

Venue: Eden Grove, Blue

Time: 19:00- 20:15

 

All are welcome

Last Modified: Mon, 25 May 2015 16:53:43 SAST

Séraphine (2008)

Seraphine

Dear all

 

 On the first session of AGCLE Movie Nights we will be watching S?raphine (2008), directed by Martin Provost which is Based on the life of French painter S?raphine de Senlis. For a good review, see the link below:

 <http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/seraphine-2009>

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/seraphine-2009

Date: Thursday 30 July

Venue: Eden Grove, Blue

Time: 19:00-21:05

All are welcome

Last Modified: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:33:49 SAST

The Queen of Versailles

The Queen of Versailles

Dear all

On the next session of AGCLE Movie Nights we will be watching The Queen of Versailles ‘a documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fuelled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis’.
For a review of the documentary click on:

http://www.theguardian.com/…/…/06/queen-of-versailles-review

Date: 06 August 2015
Time: 19:00
Venue: Eden Grove, Blue

 

All are welcome

Last Modified: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:39:32 SAST

The Beaches of Agnes

Dear all,

On the next session of AGCLE Movie Nights we will be watching The Beaches of Agnès directed by Agnès Verda. ‘The film is the story of Agnès Varda who explores her memories, mostly chronologically, with photographs, film clips, interviews, reenactments, and droll, playful contemporary scenes of her narrating her story.’

For a great review of the film click on:

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-beaches-of-agnes

Date: 13/ 08/ 15
Venue: Arts Major
Time: 19:00

 

All are welcome

Last Modified: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:38:47 SAST

The Third Man

The Third Man

Dear all

On the next session of AGCLE Movie Nights we will be watching a highly acclaimed film, The Third Man directed by Carol Reed. The story of the film: ‘Pulp novelist, Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.’ For an insightful review click on:
http://www.rogerebert.com/re…/great-movie-the-third-man-1949

Date: Thursday 20 August
Time: 19:00
Venue: Eden Grove, Blue

All are welcome

Last Modified: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:45:32 SAST