Johannesburg undeniably the cultural capital of South Africa and one of the only hot-spotson the continent that act like a constant geyser of art, culture and film. The Whitman Independent Film & Art Festival is adding to that repertoire of culture with a massive spread of local artists, musicians, video game producers, filmmakers and just about every cultural aspect of a society imaginable.
On 13 and 14 July the Whitman Independent Film & Art Festival will be held in association with The Bioscope Independent Cinema in Johannesburg.
The festival showcases the work of various South African filmmakers, musicians, artists and independent video game producers and offers a retrospective into historically progressive South African cinema, open panels with the films’ directors and a look at the history and progression of the New York No Wave Cinema Movement.
The festival also includes the premiere of Pavilion, an independent American feature film by first-time director Tim Sutton whose work is being compared to that of Gus Van Sant and Pedro Costa.
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