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O-TOWN: Watch The Teaser For Nigerian Gangster Film

We first came across Nigerian helmer CJ 'Fiery' Obasi last year with his feature film Ojuju. A low budget zombie tale set in the shanty towns of his native land, Ojuju bucked the odds to pick up awards at home... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

New Poster And Trailer For THE BOERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Richard Gregory has finally finished The Boers At The End Of The World, which has long been the most anticipated South African documentary on my horizon. To celebrate, we have a new poster and trailer for the feature!The Boers At The... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

Review: WE COME AS FRIENDS, Shadows Of Colonial Past Still Loom Over South Sudan

Hubert Sauper, a Paris based filmmaker known for his searing eco-disaster exposé in Tanzania, Darwin's Nightmare (2005), continues to document the African continent in his new documentary, We Come As Friends. This time, he sheds light on the post-referendum era... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Durban 2015 Review: THE SHORE BREAK Tries To Stem The Tide, But Only Time Will Tell

The 36th Durban International Film Festival in South Africa has wrapped its annual showcase of international film, with this year's menu providing distinctly more African fare under the new directorship of Pedro Pimenta.  South African documentary The Shore Break is... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

Fantasia 2015 Review: CRUMBS Finds Ethiopia In Tarkovsky's Zone

Ethiopian post-apocalypse dystopian fairy tale Crumbs has a decaying handsomeness to match its unique vision. It has a confident and accomplished auteur unwillingness for either pandering or traditionally pleasing its audience, while simultaneously offering an archetypal hero-journey tale. If features an optimistic message... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

APOCALYPSE NOW NOW: DISTRICT 9 Writer Teri Tatchell Will Adapt Novel

Good news out of South Africa yesterday. Variety reported that South African author Charlie Human's urban fantasy novel Apocalypse Now Now will adapted to film by District 9 and Chappie writer Teri Tatchell. "South Africa has always pushed through the usual limits... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2015: WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX Is Coming For You!

The Canadian Premiere of Who Killed Captain Alex?: Uganda's First Action Movie is happening at Fantasia on Friday, July 17th. It will mark the first time one of Nabwana IGG's DIY commando cinema style films will screen outside of his home... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

LA Film Fest Review: I AM THALENTE, Skating On Passion, Finding Purpose

We all know the sound. That clack-scrape-whoosh of a skateboard on the sidewalk. For many of us it is as close to the sport as we get. When we hear that sound some of us move out of the way... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

The Many Faces Of Charlize Theron

Mad Max: Fury Road is putting the pedal to the metal in cinemas worldwide, and two things have become apparent. One: reviews so far are almost ridiculously positive. Two: everyone agrees Charlize Theron is awesome. Thing number two shouldn't come... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

ACHOURA Arrives In First Poster For Moroccan Horror

It's been some time since we last heard from Morocco based director Talal Selhami in these parts. Last time around the occasion was his debut feature, Mirages, a rare genre effort from the African nation and now he returns with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

South African Short NOMMER 37 Plays Like A Bit Of Hitchcock Amongst Cape Town Gangsters

Here's a tasty little something from South Africa with the trailer for award winning short film Nommer 37. Co-directed by Nosipho Dumisa and Travis Taute the film's premise is a deliberate nod to Hitchcock's Rear Window with the story transplanted... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

OJUJU Director Takes A Trip to O-TOWN

Nigerian helmer CJ 'Fiery' Obasi came on to the radar here at TwitchFilm last year with his feature film, Ojuju. Nigeria's first zombie film, Ojuju was pieced together under incredibly difficult circumstances with minimal resources and yet the film has... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Tribeca 2015: TwitchFilm Raises The Curtain With 10 Must-See Films

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs through April 26, kicked off with its opening night presentation at the Beacon Theater of Live From New York!, Bao Nguyen's documentary on Saturday Night Live, that venerable 40-year old comedy institution. The... More »
  

Aliens Hover Over The Ethiopian Skyline In The First Trailer For CRUMBS

A selection of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Miguel Llanso's Crumbs is - to put it mildly - a weird one. The Spanish born, Ethiopian based director has concocted here a post apocalyptic science fiction tale involving a slowly crumbling... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: THINGS OF THE AIMLESS WANDERER, A World-Class Stunner

To be absolutely mesmerized by a film, I mean totally transfixed, is a rare happening in cinema, but should be the norm, right? Rwandan director Kivu Ruhorahoza's Things Of The Aimless Wanderer is just such a film. Spectacular and ambitious... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Review: TIMBUKTU, Dreamy, Harrowing, And Rewarding

It's to the credit of Malian (by-way-of Mauritania) director Abderrahmane Sissako that he manages at times to make even the most horrifying of human behaviour still, in some ways, darkly funny. Timbuktu is a story as desiccated as the landscape... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

'I Am TIMBUKTU': Abderramane Sissako Interview

A lot has happened since I talked with Abderramane Sissako last October at the New York Film Festival. Islamic terrorists' attack on the headquarter of French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery store in Paris this January shook... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Crowdfund This: Bring THE BOERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD Back To South Africa

The Boers At The End Of The World continues to be a fascinating documentary project high on my list of South African must-see films in 2015. I previously reviewed a short version of the film, which premiered at last year's... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

CHAPPIE: New UK Trailer And Other Tidbits Offer A Deeper Look

As director Neill Blomkamp is wont to do, details about Chappie have been scarce up until now. However, with the film fast approaching we are starting to see a flurry of trailers and articles with fresh insights.In addition to the... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

New Trailer: "If You Want To Survive CHAPPIE, You Must Fight!"

The new Chappie trailer up!More robots. More explosions. Less Die Antwoord. A lot more Jackman (sporting his full Aussie accent), Patel, and Weaver.  And a whole lotta Sharlto Copley's Chappie bringing the fight!This one drops March 6th, and as is... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  
 
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