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Saturday, July 17, 2010


Next outdoor screening to take place on July 29.

Following on from the hugely successful first season of Cinema Thursday, the Durban Film Society is pleased to continue with these outdoor screenings. Every first and third Thursday of the month, the KZNSA Gallery lawn will transform into a picnic theatre with a selection of international art-house, classic, foreign, experimental and generally interesting films. Bring your blankets, snacks and vino, and relive the era of the drive-in as the screen flickers under the starry sky. If the temperamental Durban weather threatens to rain on our parade, the screening will move inside to the tiered café seating.

Once again the programme will offer an eclectic mix of memorable films from across space and time for those of us who have a taste for the alternative. Attached is the programme for the coming three-month season, so you can diarise the dates of films well in advance. Film curator Sarah Dawson has chosen films according to themes. For this season, themes are ‘Day Dreams’, ‘Childhood Memories’, and ‘The Stuff of Nightmares’.

The goal of Cinema Thursday Picnic Screenings is to contribute to the development of a culture of film appreciation and filmmaking in Durban, and not for the financial gain of the organisers. However, there are running costs incurred by the Gallery, such as set up costs, and the security guard, which we’d like your help in covering. A collection box will be passed around at the screenings for donations.

The next Special KZNSA Cinema Thursday event takes place on July 29 as part of the Durban International Film Festival with two screenings: Short Film Package – Latitude 2 at 18h00 and Durban Short Film Challenge at 20h00. Local filmmakers were challenged to produce a five-minute film in just three weeks. Filmmakers will be in in attendance.

The KZNSA Gallery is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. More information on 031 277 1703, fax 031 201 8051 or cell 082 220 0368 or visit