New York City Premiere
Dir. Christiaan Olwagen, South Africa, 2018, 124 mins
Drafted during apartheid by the South African Army, Johan’s love for Boy George and Depeche Mode lands him a spot in the Kanaries — the military’s traveling choir — but romance on the battlefield forces him to reckon with his long-repressed sexual identity. Examining the effects of nationalism on the soul, while also exploring the tender brotherhood among misfits, this musical comedy revels in the discovery of finding your voice and learning to fly.
Writer: Christiaan Olwagen, Charl-Johan Lingenfelder
Cast: Schalk Bezuidenhout, Hannes Otto, Germandt Geldenhuys, De Klerk Oelofse, David Viviers, Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Francois Jacobs, Andrico Goosen, Ludwig Binge, Jennifer Steyn, Tinarie van Wyk-Loots
Also screening on 10/29 at 6pm at Cinépolis 9.
Q&A to follow