A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire
2 NOV 2014
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    02 Nov 2014 - 02 Nov 2014
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    3 hours 25 minutes (excluding 20 minute interval)
  • Cast

    • Gillian AndersonBlanche DuBois
    • Ben FosterStanley Kowalski
    • Vanessa KirbyStella Kowalski

Screened as part of the 2014 & 2015 World Cinema Season

Directed by Benedict Andrews, the cast of this brand new production of Tennessee Williams’ tragic masterpiece is: Gillian Anderson, Clare Burt, Lachele Carl, Branwell Donaghey, Otto Farrant, Ben Foster, Nicholas Gecks, Troy Glasgow, Stephanie Jacob, Corey Johnson (as Mitch), Vanessa Kirby and Claire Prempeh. The production features design by Magda Willi, costume by Victoria Behr, sound by Paul Arditti, music by Alex Baranowski and light by Jon Clark.

The profound and lyrical plays of Tennessee Williams had an immeasurable effect on American theatre; A Streetcar Named Desire is one of the most influential of all. As Blanche DuBois’ fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski.

Gillian Anderson plays Blanche DuBois. Gillian began her career in theatre but achieved international recognition for her portrayal of Special Agent Dana Scully on The X-Files. During the show's nine seasons she won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and two SAG Awards. A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic is Gillian’s fourth appearance on the London stage. In 2009 she received an Olivier nomination for her performance as Nora in A Doll's House at the Donmar Warehouse. Prior to this she appeared in The Sweetest Swing In Baseball at the Royal Court, and made her West End debut in Michael Weller’s What The Night Is For in 2002. Her screen On screen her credits include Great Expectations, Bleak House (for which she received a BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe nomination), Any Human Heart (also BAFTA nominated), and most recently she played DSI Stella Gibson in BBC 2’s psychological thriller, The Fall. On the big screen, her numerous credits include The Mighty, Playing By Heart, The House of Mirth (for which she won a British Independent Film Award), The Last King of Scotland, A Cock and Bull Story, Boogie Woogie and Shadow Dancer.

Ben Foster plays Stanley Kowalski. A Streetcar Named Desire is his first role on the London stage. He made his Broadway debut last year in a revival of Lyle Kessler’s play Orphans, opposite Alec Baldwin and Tom Sturridge. Ben’s extensive film credits include the lead role of Lance Armstrong in Stephen Frears’ film on the infamous cyclist, due to be released in UK cinemas later this year. He made his film debut playing the lead in Barry Levinson’s film Liberty Heights. On the small screen, he played Russell Corwin in HBO’s Six Feet Under.  Film audiences will have seen him most recently in Pete Berg’s hit Lone Survivor, John Krokidas’ Kill Your Darlings and David Lowery’s critically acclaimed debut Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.  Other notable film credits include The Messenger, 360, Alpha Dog, Here, Contraband, X-Men: The Last Stand and 3:10 To Yuma. Ben has just finished filming Warcraft for director Duncan Jones.

Vanessa Kirby (playing Stella) appeared in Benedict Andrews’ acclaimed Three Sisters at the Young Vic in 2012. Her past roles in theatre include Edward II and Women Beware Women (National Theatre), As You Like It (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and The Acid Test at the Royal Court, for which she received an Evening Standard Award nomination for Outstanding Newcomer in 2011. Vanessa was nominated in two consecutive years for the prestigious Ian Charleson Award. She played Estella in the BBC adaptation of Great Expectations, which also starred Gillian Anderson, Ray Winstone and Douglas Booth. She played Ruth Elms in the popular BBC2 series The Hour and starred in Channel 4’s Labyrinth opposite John Hurt. Past films include The Rise and Richard Curtis’ About Time. She has just finished filming Everest for director Baltasar Kormákur, and later this year cinema-goers can see her in Kill Command, John Boorman’s Queen and Country with Brendan Gleeson, and the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending.
Benedict Andrews (director) received a Critics’ Circle Best Director Award for his production of Three Sisters at the Young Vic in 2012. His past work in the UK also includes The Return of Ulysses (Young Vic/ENO), Gross und Klein starring Cate Blanchett (Barbican), Caligula (ENO) and The Eternity Man (Almeida Opera). As former resident director of Sydney Theatre Company (2001-2003), his productions there included Jean Genet’s The Maids, Martin Crimp’s Attempts on Her Life, the multi-award-winning The Season at Sarsaparilla, and a spectacular eight-hour staging of The War of the Roses. In Berlin he has directed A Streetcar Named Desire in 2009, Blackbird and Cleansed at the Schaubühne.


A Voice I Cannot Silence

A Voice I Cannot Silence
NOW EXTENDED TO 2 JUL 2016
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | R120 – R160
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    07 Jun 2016 - 02 Jul 2016
  • Time

    TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM
  • Price

    R120 – R160
  • Duration

    1 hour 25 minutes (no interval)
  • Cast

    • Ralph LawsonAlan Paton
    • Clare MortimerAnne Hopkins
    • Menzi MkhwaneSponono
  • Creative

    • Greg HomannDirector
    • Ralph LawsonWriter
    • Greg HomannWriter
    • Nadya CohenSet Design
    • Michael BroderickLighting Design
    • Evan RobertsSoundscape

Winner of three Naledi Awards including Best Newcomer, Best Actor and Best New SA Script.

In A Voice I Cannot Silence, Alan Paton’s internationally recognised gifts for lyric verse, evocative prose, and vibrant story telling are combined to create a richly dramatic portrait and a moving and empathetic examination of the invaluable contribution made by the author of Cry, The Beloved Country, who was described by Douglas Livingstone as “a lighthouse in the South African twilight” during the dark decades leading up to the country’s constitutional democracy.

The play - sometimes satirical, often wryly amusing, redolent with Paton’s profound love of nature and the devout Anglicanism that sustained him - reveals a complex man who was haunted by the injustices of South African society as much as by the complexities of his own nature and whose entire existence and work was dedicated to equality, alleviation of human suffering, and to what he called “the grand theories of freedom and responsibility.”

The project was originally funded by the National Arts Festival where it was first performed in July 2015 and the South African State Theatre where it played in October 2015. It was the Independent Newspaper Flagship Production at the Hilton Arts Festival in 2015 and this year it has performed to great acclaim at the Theatre on the Square in Johannesburg and as part of the Playhouse Company’s New Stages Season in Durban.

Age restriction: PG13

I was gobsmacked by Ralph Lawson's extraordinary impersonation of this daunting man … a skilled distillation - Cue
The play is nothing short of a masterpiece … deeply incisive … so wisely made and performed with an intense and rich understanding … an important and beautiful reflection of one of South Africa's heroes. - My View
Lawson's towering presence gives the character its body and soul … has you in the palm of his hand … a consummate performer … a brilliantly written slice of theatre, impeccably directed by Greg Homann … Mortimer is excellent as Anne … highly recommended. - Next 48 Hours
The awesome power of Paton's words resonate … Lawson performs with an integrity that lends authenticity to the piece … theatre of this kind (is) so precious; it reminds us from where we come and what we should be striving for. - The Star
I was gobsmacked by Ralph Lawson's extraordinary impersonation of this daunting man … a skilled distillation - Cue
The play is nothing short of a masterpiece … deeply incisive … so wisely made and performed with an intense and rich understanding … an important and beautiful reflection of one of South Africa's heroes. - My View
Lawson's towering presence gives the character its body and soul … has you in the palm of his hand … a consummate performer … a brilliantly written slice of theatre, impeccably directed by Greg Homann … Mortimer is excellent as Anne … highly recommended. - Next 48 Hours
The awesome power of Paton's words resonate … Lawson performs with an integrity that lends authenticity to the piece … theatre of this kind (is) so precious; it reminds us from where we come and what we should be striving for. - The Star

Abdullah Ibrahim Live

Abdullah Ibrahim Live
20 – 23 OCT 2016
THU – SAT 8 PM | SUN 4 PM | SOLD OUT
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    20 Oct 2016 - 23 Oct 2016
  • Time

    THU – SAT 8 PM | SUN 4 PM
  • Price

    SOLD OUT
  • Duration

    2 hours

SOLD OUT

Following a sold out performance at the Fugard Theatre earlier this year, Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present four solo piano concerts by global music icon and South African legend Abdullah Ibrahim.

Hot on the heels of his much lauded appearance at the thirtieth annual Oslo Jazz Festival in Norway, these will be Mr. Ibrahim's only other solo piano concerts in Cape Town in 2016. The special performances will be a brand new presentation of new and older compositions spanning nearly seventy years of a remarkable career, which all began in Kensington and District Six at the age of seven.

Abdullah Ibrahim is South Africa’s most distinguished pianist and a world-respected master musician.  Following his performance at the Oslo Jazz Festival, John Ephland, writing on allaboutjazz.com, described his performance as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime event’ and commented that his performance has:

‘…a certain signature soulfulness that can only come from living life rich and full. Full of feeling, rich in experience (patience). And yes, a solo piano recital may seem simple but to this listener it once again revealed how exposed a true artist makes himself when heart, gut and soul combine with a voice unlike any other in the jazz piano tradition’. 
“We are honoured to be hosting these rare and limited performances in Cape Town by Abdullah Ibrahim in the heart of his original home in District Six,” says Eric Abraham, Founding Producer and Owner of the Fugard Theatre.

Harrington Street car park is located at the corner of Caledon and Harrington streets and is available for the use of theatre patrons. Visit the cosy ground-floor bar, where delicious snacks are also available, and which opens two hours before all scheduled show times and stays open until last rounds are called… often as late as 1am. And if the weather is fine the bar on the fantastic rooftop terrace is opened, with its panoramic views of the city. Both bars offer a range of wines from some of the Cape’s top estates.

Adriana Lecouvreur

Adriana Lecouvreur
15 Oct 2011 - 16 Oct 2011
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    15 Oct 2011 - 16 Oct 2011
  • Duration

    2 hours 31 minutes (excluding intervals)

Adriana Lecouvreur unites a stellar cast under the baton of Mark Elder, in a new production by David McVicar, of an opera not seen at the Royal Opera House since 1906. Anyone who loves Puccini will find this opera by Francesco Cilea, a contemporary and fellow Italian, just as rich, melodious and romantic.

Its title role has long been associated with star sopranos, and this production is no exception with Angela Gheorghiu singing opposite Jonas Kaufman as Maurizio. The story of jealous rivalry in love is set between two worlds of the theatre and the aristocracy, and this production brings the 18th-century atmosphere to life in rich historical detail.

Against this backdrop, the fictional version of the life of the real and famous actress Adrienne Lecouvreur is played out to its final and deadly conclusion. With the combination of a wonderful score, world-leading cast and exciting production team, this is an unmissable event indeed.

Africa Voices Gala Concert feat. Zebra & Giraffe

Africa Voices Gala Concert feat. Zebra & Giraffe
8 SEP 2014
8 PM | R100 - R140
  • Dates

    08 Sep 2014 - 08 Sep 2014
  • Time

    8 PM
  • Price

    R100 - R140
  • Duration

    1 hour 30 minutes

Zebra and Giraffe to perform at the Fugard Theatre

The Africa Voices Trust is proud to present their annual gala concert at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town on Monday 8 September, featuring award winning programme graduates Zebra & Giraffe who will be performing a unique unplugged and “stripped down” show including new material off their latest release “Knuckles.”

Says lead singer and founder, Greg Carlin: "The Africa Voices Programme has turned our world upside down. It has taught us new ways of thinking about our music, from how we produce it to how we perform it. The programme has re-energized the band in ways we never thought possible. I've personally learnt more in the past few months than I've learnt in my entire time in the music industry. The programme has demystified so many aspects of what makes music successful, powerful and globally accessible. It's knowledge that's being offered nowhere else in South Africa!"

In the 6 years since Zebra & Giraffe performed their first show to an expectant crowd at Oppikoppi in 2008, the band have headlined all of South Africa's major festivals, toured the length and breadth of the country and performed alongside The Killers, Snow Patrol, Oasis, Sum41, Prodigy and Panic at the Disco. In 2009 they were invited to perform live at the MTV Africa Music Awards in Nairobi, Kenya, and in 2011 performed at MusExpo in Los Angeles.
 
“Knuckles" is the fourth studio release from Zebra & Giraffe, following "Collected Memories" (2008) which produced seven Top10 singles and won the SAMA for 'Best Rock Album' and the MTV All Africa Award for the band as 'Best Alternative Band'; "The Knife EP" (2010), launched internationally and mixed at Metropolis Studios in London (Editors, Florence and The Machine, Snow Patrol, U2); "The Inside" (2010); and "The Wisest Ones" (2012) which again won the SAMA for 'Best Rock Album' and earned MK Music Awards nominations for 'Best Video', 'Best Group' and 'Best Rock Album’.
 
Africa has talent. It has an abundant wealth of exciting musical talent that needs to be nurtured.The Africa Voices Trust is a non-profit organization created to support the development of highly talented and deserving young African musicians and singers across all styles & genres. The primary goal of the Trust is to identify, educate and grow future stars and to empower them to create financially sustainable and meaningful careers. In order to make their mark in the music industry - one of the most competitive industries in the world – South African artists must be equipped with know-how and experience and have access to world-class music mentorship and facilities that will guide them to a point where they are ready to produce music that can compete with the best in the world. Africa Voices do not just aim to teach the participants valuable skills; but to identify and nurture leadership potential, to support entrepreneurial spirit and to actively inspire and empower them to take responsibility for their role as future standard bearers in the growth of the African Music Industry.
 
There is no academic requirement to gain entry to the programme. The financial incapability to pursue academic studies, regardless of talent and ambition, is a relevant factor and a reality in South Africa which results in great talent falling by the wayside. All the recording, performance and career development programmes presented by the Africa Voices Trust are offered free of charge to successful participants, as the Trust actively raises all funds required to facilitate these opportunities.
 
All proceeds of the Gala Concert with Zebra and Giraffe on 8 September will go towards the work of the Africa Voices Trust. Tickets cost R100 to R140 via 0214614554 or www.computicket.com. Special discounts are available for Friends of the Fugard and Students.

aKing Live

aKing Live
10 Mar 2011 - 11 Mar 2011
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    10 Mar 2011 - 11 Mar 2011

As if seeing aKing live at the Fugard on 10 and 11 March isn't enough of a treat, a free copy of the new album, The Red Blooded Years, was thrown into the mix for price of a ticket.

Their gig at the Fugard showcased a blend of their acoustic ballads, building up to a few hard rocking numbers. The live show included hits from their two gold selling albums - Safe as Houses, Against all Odds, You and I, as well as songs from the new album The Red Blooded Years.

The Red Blooded Years, recorded at Bellville Studios and produced by acclaimed music producer Theo Crous, is unmistakably aKING, but the sonic influences of new member, Andrew Davenport, are impossible to ignore.

The Red Blooded Years is a young rock band's coming of age album. With their maturity and confidence growing, aKING is emerging from the safety of the familiar and exploring the uncharted territory of musical evolution.

“Having a new member in the band allowed for new sounds and influences to creep in," - Hennie Van Halen
“The title refers to our experience of growing up. I suppose it’s the themes of youth which sort of chronicles our coming of age, as a band and as individuals,” - Jaco
“Snakehead” - Venter
Lines from books, thoughts, snatches of conversation, I guess our lyrics kind of represent our bands’ collective consciousness," - Laudo Liebenberg.

Albert Frost Live

Albert Frost Live
21 – 22 APR 2016
8 PM | R150
  • Dates

    21 Apr 2016 - 22 Apr 2016
  • Time

    8 PM
  • Price

    R150
  • Duration

    1 hour

Albert Frost's first full length studio album, The Wake-up, will be released at The Fugard Theatre on the 21st and 22nd of April 2016.

The trio features acclaimed bass guitarist Schalk Joubert and gifted drummer Jonno Sweetman. While the music remains true to Frost's blues and rock roots, this album explores different styles and territory.

"I have managed to condense 20 years of experience into a diverse product. It is very exciting for me - a wake up to new musical possibilities."

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
08 FEB 2015
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    08 Feb 2015 - 08 Feb 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 55 minutes
  • Cast

  • Creative

    • Christopher WheeldonChoreography
    • Joby TalbotMusic
    • Bob CrowleyDesigns
    • David BriskinConductor

Please note: the Fugard Theatre’s scheduled screenings will not be affected by load-shedding.

From the Royal Ballet. Screened as part of the 2014 & 2015 World Cinema Season

Christopher Wheeldon’s full-length ballet based on Lewis Carroll’s book is an exuberant piece of storytelling featuring an instantly recognizable cast of characters, among them a tap-dancing Mad Hatter, a tetchy White Rabbit and a raucously bad-tempered Queen of Hearts.

Wheeldon, along with composer Joby Talbot and designer Bob Crowley, have created a genuine family ballet in the spirit of Carroll’s much-loved children’s classic. While regular ballet goers can appreciate nods to other famous works – there’s a parody of the Rose Adagio from The Sleeping Beauty, for example, with jam tarts instead of flowers – the ballet is above all a brilliant realization of Carroll’s zany dream-world featuring stunning choreography, a colourful score and ingenious stage-magic ...

All in One Live

All in One Live
01 Apr 2011 - 05 Apr 2011
R150 and R130
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    01 Apr 2011 - 05 Apr 2011
  • Price

    R150 and R130
  • Cast

    • Errol DyersGuiters
    • Steve NewmanGuiters
    • Hilton SchilderPercussion

This trio of masters pay homage to centuries of music practice in Africa and around the world. While their styles are distinct, their mastery is displayed in the blending, collaborative way in which they create something new.

Their music tells a tale that originates right here in Cape Town and, like them, makes its journey all over the world and defies categorization …this is a performance to capture your musical imagination. Two guitars, percussion, and an array of other instruments are played by the three performers in all original material to create a hauntingly beautiful sound.

Each of these three virtuosos are respected in their own right as performers and composers of the very highest order and have delighted crowds in South Africa and internationally; they’ve joined their considerable forces to present you with a serious musical treat that the whole family can enjoy!

Amadeus

Amadeus
14 MAY 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    14 May 2017 - 14 May 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 40 minutes
  • Cast

    • Lucian MsamatiAntonio Salieri
    • Adam GillenMozart
  • Creative

    • Peter ShafferWriter
    • Michael LonghurstDirector

Screened as part of the 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From The National Theatre.

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.

After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.

Amy Larter

Amy Larter
21 SEPTEMBER 2013
8PM | R100
  • Dates

    21 Sep 2013 - 21 Sep 2013
  • Time

    8PM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    1 hour 30 minutes

Amy Larter`s eagerly anticipated debut album launch will take place on the 21st of September in the Fugard`s intimate Studio theatre.

Amy will be backed by a four-piece band and five fine artists who have created works inspired by her music, in effect, marrying two different art forms, music and visual art.

Amy`s infectious pop melodies combined with hints of Jazz harmony create her unique Jazz-pop brand. Her warm vocal tones, together with her charismatic charm helped shape her easy listening style. Amy's strong songwriting and arranging skills are wonderfully showcased in her debut album `Remember Me`, which is a musical narrative of poignant moments in her journey as an artist.

Andrea Chénier

Andrea Chénier
1 MAR 2015
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    01 Mar 2015 - 01 Mar 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 30 minutes
  • Language

    Sung in Italian
  • Cast

    • Jonas KaufmannAndrea Chénier
    • Željko LučićCarlo Gérard
    • Eva-Maria WestbroekMaddalena de Coigny
  • Creative

    • David McVicarDirector
    • Jenny TiramaniCostume designs
    • Antonio PappanoConductor
    • Robert JonesSet design

From the Royal Opera House. Screened as part of the 2014 & 2015 World Cinema Season.

Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier (1896) presents a fictionalized account of the last years of the French poet André Chénier, guillotined during the Reign of Terror in 1794. It is the greatest of Giordano’s operas, and shows why Puccini sometimes feared Giordano as a rival. Taking the starring role of Chénier, with its three marvellous arias, is Jonas Kaufmann, Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings the role of Chénier’s beloved Maddalena (which includes the great aria ‘La mamma morta’, a favourite with Maria Callas) and Serbian baritone Željko Lučić stars as Carlo Gérard – the servant-turned-revolutionary who is Chénier’s rival for the love of Maddalena. With a string of successful productions for The Royal Opera to his name, including Rigoletto and Les Troyens, director David McVicar brings Giordano’s thrilling historical drama back to the Royal Opera House for the first time since 1985 in a stunning new production.

Andrew Young at the Movies

Andrew Young at the Movies
09 Nov 2012
8 PM | R160 - R200
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    09 Nov 2012 -
  • Time

    8 PM
  • Price

    R160 - R200
  • Duration

    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cast

    • Andrew Young & Band

Following his sold out Show ”I’m from Liverpool” A Tribute to the Music of the Beatles staged last year in The Fugard Studio, award winning Saxophonist, Andrew Young and his band make a welcome return to the Main Theatre.  Coming to South Africa straight off a successful tour of Europe, he is bringing his new show Andrew Young At the Movies.

Through music, film, pictures and anecdotes Andrew and his Band take the audience on a journey through the years of the greatest, classic movies, performing many of the most loved songs such as Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany’s), Fallen  (Pretty Woman), and Men in Black.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO A PUBLIC EVENT TAKING PLACE ON HARRINGTON STREET SQUARE PARKING ALTERNATIVE PARKING WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON THE GRAND PARADE ON DARLING STREET - THERE WILL BE A DROP OFF AREA FOR ALL DISABLED AND ELDERLY PATRONS IN FRONT OF THE FUGARD THEATRE.

Andrew Young Live

Andrew Young Live
21 Apr 2012
R195.00
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    21 Apr 2012 -
  • Price

    R195.00

Through music, film, pictures and anecdotes Andrew and his Band take the audience through his life in Liverpool and play the songs that have influenced him and a generation of musicians.

Andrew started his musical training at the age of 8, with Clarinet and Saxophone lessons, but like most other lads his age, he would have rather have been playing football! Time spent in front of the goal posts was as crucial as time spent practicing his music and even after school he was still torn between a career in football or music...Fortunately, he made the right choice.  In this program he brings these two passions together with the performance of the Liverpool FC Anthem, You’ll Never walk Alone.

“A Saxophonist with a ton of technique and funky soulfulness” - Saxophone Journal, USA
Prince of the Saxophone” - Beijing Times
“Gig of the Week” - Daily Mirror, UK

Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes

Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes
25 OCT 2015
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    25 Oct 2015 - 25 Oct 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    1 hour 30 minutes

Screened as part of the 2015 & 2016 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season.

Directed by 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Short Films winner Kahlil Joseph, The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire's critically acclaimed, international #1 album Reflektor. The film recontextualizes the album experience, transporting the viewer into a kaleidoscopic sonic and visual landscape. It charts the band's creative journey as they lay foundations for the album in Jamaica, commence recording sessions in Montreal and play an impromptu gig at a Haitian hotel on the first night of Carnival, before bringing their breath-taking live show to packed arenas in Los Angeles and London.
 
With Arcade Fire granting previously unprecedented access to Joseph, The Reflektor Tapes fluidly blends in never before seen personal footage, including interviews, documentation of the recording process and moments captured by the band themselves, to dazzling effect.
 
In addition to showcasing music from Reflektor and other albums in Arcade Fire’s storied back catalogue, The Reflektor Tapes will give viewers a chance to hear an unreleased track for the first time and features 20 minutes of exclusive unseen footage, filmed only for cinema audiences.

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