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[Design Indaba 2014] 2014 Design Indaba FilmFest kicks off

21 Feb 2014 08:33
The 2014 Design Indaba FilmFest, hosted from 21 February-2 March at various venues across Cape Town, will premiere 10 documentary feature films, three of which will be screened in an old-school drive-in style setting at Maiden's Cove in Clifton.
DateFilmTimeVenue
21 FebruarySound City8pmMaiden's Cove, Clifton
22 February20 Feet from Stardom8pmMaiden's Cove, Clifton
23 FebruaryThe Otherside8pmMaiden's Cove, Clifton
24 FebruaryThe Human Scale8pmThe Castle of Good Hope
25 FebruaryThis Ain't California8pmThe Castle of Good Hope
26 FebruaryGregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters8pmThe Castle of Good Hope
27 FebruarySign Painters8pmThe Castle of Good Hope
28 FebruaryCutie and the Boxer8pmThe Castle of Good Hope
1 MarchFinding Fela8pmThe Castle of Good Hope
2 MarchThe Grand Budapest Hotel8pmNu Metro, V&A Waterfront


[Design Indaba 2014] 2014 Design Indaba FilmFest kicks off


Film synopses

Sound City

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) documents the history of the recording studio Sound City, where artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Slipknot and Nirvana recorded their groundbreaking music.

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20 Feet from Stardom (Oscar nominee 2014)

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. The untold true story of the backup singers behind Springsteen, the Rolling Stones and other legends.

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The Otherside
The Otherside
The Otherside

There's a new music scene brewing in the Pacific Northwest: Seattle hip-hop artists are redefining the genre and exploding onto the national scene. Think Macklemore, Blue Scholars, Dyme Def and more.

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The Human Scale

By 2050, 80% of humanity will live in cities - and they have to be re-imagined for this circumstance. Human Scale is a critical look at how we build and use our cities in the 21st century.

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This Ain't California (Cannes Independent Film Fest)

Discover the vibrant underground skateboard scene of East Germany during the 80s, which coincided with the rise of punk rock, hip-hop, breakdancing and other outsider movements.

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Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters (Denver Film Festival Award winner)

A look into Crewdson's elaborate creative process to capture the perfect image and the life story behind the work.

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Sign Painters
Sign Painters
Sign Painters

This documentary revels in the nearly lost art of creating storefronts, murals, banners and billboards by hand with brush and paint.

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Cutie and the Boxer (Oscar nominee 2014)

This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. It's a 2014 Oscar favourite.

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Finding Fela (2014 Sundance Film Festival debut)

The film directed by Alex Gibney explores the life and music of the Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician and composer, Fela Kuti.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel

This is the African premiere and the first time it will be screened in public since its debut at the Berlin Film Festival in early February. The Wes Anderson feature tells the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

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