Cinema ads & new films (Feb 21)

A scene from the acclaimed Met Opera production of the Gershwin opera, Porgy and Bess, now on the big screen.

NEW IN SOUTH AFRICAN CINEMAS THIS WEEK

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Note:  Ster-Kinekor, Nu Metro and Suncoast CineCentre display adverts for KwaZulu-Natal cinemas appear at the end of this post. They contain KZN cinema venues and viewing times.
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FILMS NEW ON CIRCUIT IN DURBAN AND SURROUNDS – FROM FEBRUARY 21

PORGY AND BESS
Director: James Robinson
Stars: Eric Owens, Angel Blue, Janai Brugger, Latonia Moore

This stylish Met opera production of the classic Gershwin opera transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble. The show runs for about three hours and 30 minutes, with an interval. Screenings are at selected Cinema Nouveau cinemas at 5pm on Saturday, 2.30pm on Sunday and 11.30am on Thursday.

LITTLE WOMEN
Director: Greta Gerwig
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh

Based on the classic Louisa May Alcott novel, this widely acclaimed drama has Jo March reflecting back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women, each determined to live life on their own terms. Nominated for six Oscars this year, it took a golden statuette for costume design.

JUST MERCY
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Charlie Pye Jnr, Michael Harding

A drama in which a world-renowned civil rights defence attorney, Bryan Stevenson, works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner.

BRAHMS: THE BOY II
Director: William Brent Bell
Stars: Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, Christopher Covery

After a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a life-like doll called Brahms.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
Director: Jeff Fowler
Stars: Ben Schwartz, Jim Carrey, James Marsden

After discovering a small, blue, fast hedgehog, a small-town police officer must help it defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments on it.

SHUBH MANGAL ZYADA SAAVDHAN
Director: Hitesh Kewalya
Stars: Ayushmann Khurrana, Jitendra Kumar, Gajraj Rao

The road to achieving a happy ending is a little too rough for Kartik and Aman. While Aman’s family tries hard to battle his love for Kartik, Kartik isn’t prepared to step back until he marries Aman.

Below are this week’s cinema ads for KwaZulu-Natal from Ster-Kinekor, Nu Metro and Suncoast CineCentre, all containing screening times and venues for the week ahead.


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