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Original title: NOEM MY SKOLLIE
Film Africa 2017: Call Me Thief + Q&A (UK Premiere)
Sunday 29 October
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member
what's it all about?
A young gang member (Dann-Jaques Mouton) learns to use storytelling to survive when he is convicted and sent to a brutal prison.
tell me more (don't worry, no spoilers)
Daryne Joshua’s impressive debut is a portrait of life on the mean streets of 1960s Cape Town and is as much a paean to the human need for stories – and storytellers – as it is a realistic portrait of youth gang culture.
Barely in their teens, Abraham (Dann-Jaques Mouton) and his three friends form a gang, more out of self-preservation than malice. As they grow up, their harmless antics inevitably evolve into petty crimes, and soon Abraham is in prison.
It is there that his gift for telling stories protects him from the worst that prison life has to offer. Now that he’s out he wants to become a writer, but will his gang friends and society give him a chance?
Followed by a Q&A with director Daryne Joshua.
Things you need to know:
If you choose an e-ticket when booking, the barcode on your smart phone is a ticket. Don't queue at Ground Floor Box Office, just follow the red line on the floor all the way to the cinema!
- If you don't have a smartphone, collect your ticket at Box Office or print your e-ticket and bring it with you
- There will be minimum of 5 minutes of trailers before the film begins
Mondays mean £6 single tickets or 2 for £10. Select Rich Mix Six when booking online and the discount is applied once you've logged in
Monday and Tuesday mean film for £5 for Tower Hamlets residents or Tower Hamlets employees. Simply show an Idea Store or Tower Hamlets library card when booking. Not available online
Tuesdays and Wednesdays mean 2 for 1 tickets with Meerkat Movies. It's really easy to get a code, see comparethemarket.com for details
This event is wheelchair accessible.