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Friday, May 27, 2022


6 top films will be screened for the Gay Film Festival at The Durban Rhumbelow Classics Cinema on the Big Screen taking place from June 10 to 12, 2022. The films are: Boy Erased, Brokeback Mountain, De-Lovely, The Birdcage, Rocketman and Love,Simon.


Please note film ratings as per The Film and Publication Board


Friday, June 10 at 19h00:  Boy Erased – 16 L P S SV V

Saturday June 11 at 11h00:  Brokeback Mountain – 16 L S

Saturday June 11 at 15h00: De-Lovely – PG V

Saturday June 11 at 19h00: The Birdcage – 10 L

Sunday June 12 at 14h00: Rocketman – 16 D L N S

Sunday June 12 at 18:00: Love, Simon – 13 D L P

Public Screening licensed through MPLC (Motion Picture Licensing Company).


Boy Erased – 115 MIN – 16 L P S SV V

CAST – Nicole Kidman: Nancy Conlon; Russell Crowe: Marshall Conlon; Lucas Hedges: Jared; Joel Edgerton

Jared Eamons, the son of a small-town Baptist pastor, must overcome the fallout after being outed as gay to his parents. His father and mother struggle to reconcile their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy programme. While there, Jared comes into conflict with its leader and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self.


Brokeback Mountain – 135 MIN – 16 L S

CAST – Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams

When cowboys Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) meet during a month of sheep ranching in Wyoming, they share lust, passion, and genuine affection — though in 1963, they can’t imagine their feelings defining themselves. Their silence lasts for years: Each goes home, Ennis marries his girlfriend Alma (Michelle Williams), Jack longs for Ennis. They agree to meet again and then feel unable to stop. They can’t articulate their feelings, only marvel at their own passion and tell their families they have gone “fishing.” Alma discovers the truth (which she keeps to herself); horrified and angry, she silently watches him leave every few months and return with no fish. The men can’t acknowledge their relationship as a choice and a commitment, only as a “thing.”


De-Lovely – 125 MIN – PG V

CAST – Kevin Kline. Cole Porter; Ashley Judd. Linda Porter, Jonathan Pryce; Gabe; Kevin McNally; Gerald Murphy; Sandra Nelson and Sara Murphy.

At the staging of a musical production based on his life story, songwriter Cole Porter (Kevin Kline) begins to reflect on his life and career. As he trades notes with the play’s director, Gabe (Jonathan Pryce), Porter recollects his meteoric rise on Broadway during the mid-1920s and his first meeting with wife and muse Linda Thomas (Ashley Judd). He also recalls his many extramarital, homosexual dalliances, and the deep depression and seclusion of his final years.


The Birdcage – 118 MIN – 10 L

CAST – Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest, Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Hank Azaria, Christine Baranski.

Armand and Albert have a home life many would envy. They share a long-term committed relationship encompassing their lives and careers, and have together raised Armand’s son, Val, into a caring, responsible, and mature young man. So, when Val arrives home and announces his engagement to the daughter of an ultra-conservative U.S. Senator, what choice is there but to accept his decision with love? Meanwhile, Senator Keeley and his wife are facing bigger problems than their daughter’s unexpected engagement. The senator is watching his right-wing constituency evaporate with the scandalous demise of his closet political ally. A visit to the future in-laws could be just the thing to take the public’s focus off the Keeley’s messy predicament. With the impending visit of his fiancĂ©e’s rigid family, Val asks his father to straighten up the apartment just a bit. All it entails is the removal of Armand’s collection, furnishings, clothes, job … and Albert.


Rocketman – 121 MIN – 16 D L S

CAST – Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jamie Bell.  Director: Dexter Fletcher

Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. Young Reginald Dwight changes his name to Elton John and collaborates with singer-songwriter Bernie Taupin to become one of the most iconic figures in pop history. Set to his most beloved songs, it’s the epic musical story of Elton John, his breakthrough years in the 1970s and his fantastical transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar.


Love, Simon – 109 MIN – 13 D L P

CAST – Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Katherine Langford.

In this moving coming-of-age story, Simon is a closeted teen who falls for an anonymous online pen pal from his school who is also gay. When a blackmailer obtains his candid e-mails, Simon must reveal his sexuality to his friends and family while attempting to turn his online flirtation into a real-life romance.


Tickets R100 per film. Bring food picnic baskets or buy at the venue. There is a full bar. No alcohol may be brought on to the property

All seating will be at separate tables and Rhumbelow will obviously be seating co-habiting couples and/or family members. covid limit – max 50 %

Limited secure parking available.

Booking is essential on e-mail:, or Computicket

All tickets must be pre-booked. No walk-ins allowed. All Covid protocols will be strictly observed.

For more information contact 082 499 8636

Rhumbelow Theatre is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road, Durban.


NB: When you come to a Rhumbelow Show please bring some non-perishable food item for us to donate to MOTH COTTAGES to support those that are struggling.