The event will take place on Friday 12 December at 6.30pm at the Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Cambridge.
Last November the Cambridge African Film Festival celebrated its 13th edition, with a special focus on South African film, as part of the South Africa at 20 Tour. This season continues until April across the UK. The fist post-festival film will mark the End of Year Party of Menelik Education Centre, organizers of the CAFF Pre-closing Party.
Christmas tends to be a very film season, with a large number of releases to be seen in family. That is why we have selected the South African family film Felix (Roberta Durrant, 2013).
13-year-old Felix Xaba dreams of becoming a saxophonist like his late father, but his mother Lindiwe thinks jazz is the devil’s music. When Felix leaves his township friends to take up a scholarship at an elitist private school, he defies his mother and turns to two aging members of his father’s old band to help him prepare for the school jazz concert. Felix is a family-friendly film of a deeply moving story about perseverance in pursuing dreams and developing one’s talent.
Felix premiered earlier this year at the Durban International Film Festival, before making the rounds on the international film festival circuit.
You can watch the trailer by clicking on the image below or this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XC2YXTxuhQ
6:30pm – 8:15pm Screening of the film “Felix”
8:15pm African Buffet
8:30pm 1st act = Live band
9:00pm 2nd act = Iroko live band
Location: Emmanuel United Reformed Church, 72 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RR.
The screening is free but should you want to also stay for the party and buffet, there is a £10 charge (children do not pay). You can pay on the door or online via eventbrite at:
If you are planning to come but intend to pay on the door, please drop us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the South Africa at 20 Freedom Tour
2014 marks the 20th anniversary of democracy and freedom in South Africa. To commemorate this landmark date, South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour, a season of South African cinema, will take place from October 2014 to April 2015 at venues across the UK. The tour will host a total of 120 screenings throughout the season, across 40 different locations. The films are complemented by an extensive educational and outreach programme, including workshops and discussions, school and pop-up screenings. The tour will also support the Afrovibes season of live South African performance, taking place in venues across the UK from Oct to Nov 2014. The tour is supported by the British Film Institute, awarding funds from the national lottery, and the South African Season in the United Kingdom 2014 & 2015. The SA-UK Seasons is a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa, and the British Council.
CAFF is the longest running African film festival in the UK. CAFF is a completely voluntarily run festival which aims to show the best of contemporary African films, increase understanding and awareness of African and black culture in the UK, and offer an important counterbalance to the stereotyping of Africa.