The 2nd annual Vancouver South African Film Festival is being held this weekend at Denman Cinemas in the West End. From April 20th until 22nd, films will be screened in order to raise funds for the Vancouver-based non-profit Education without Borders and also to broaden the public’s understanding and appreciation of South Africa’s rich and complex culture.
South Africa’s emerging film scene will be in the spotlight with the opening gala screening of Under African Skies, a documentary about Paul Simon’s return to South Africa. Other films include dramatic thrillers, comedies, documentaries, and more. The closing gala screening will be Spud starring John Cleese. A full schedule is available online.
Tickets are currently on sale for the gala ($35) and regular films (around $12). If the film is not sold out, tickets will be sold at the door as well.
Follow the Vancouver South African Film Festival on Twitter and Facebook, and learn more about Education Without Borders. The Denman Cinemas are located at 1737 Comox Street.