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20th Out In Africa Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2013


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18-27 October 2013

We are back - the 20th Out In Africa Gay & Lesbian Film Festival’s 2013 final edition takes place in Johannesburg at Nu Metro Hyde Park and in Cape Townat both Nu Metro and Cinema Nouveau V&AC Waterfront from 18-27 October.  For film trailers, workshops and all other info, check out our website on Bookings will open on Monday, 30 September.

OIA will be opened in Jozi on Wednesday 16 October by Justice Edwin Cameron. The Opening Night speaker in CT, on Thursday 17 October, is still to be confirmed.

The sure-fire hit of the Festival will be the French title Blue is the Warmest Colour, Abdellatif Kechiche’s 3-hour epic, awarded the Cannes Palme d’Or by a jury headed by Steven Spielberg. Courtesy of Ster Kinekor Cinema Nouveau, this will be the South African Première. It will screen at Nu Metro Hyde Park and Cinema Nouveau V&A Waterfront.

Continuing the French theme is the documentary Louis(e) de Ville, portrait of a bad girl! This is not to be missed by anyone.  Louis(e), a guest of the Festival courtesy of the French Embassy / IFAS will attend all screenings, and perform her inimitable style of live burlesque in both cities. Intelligent, articulate and political, she performs in burlesque shows throughout Europe. Details of her performances and workshops are on the OIA website. Portrait screens as a double bill with In their Room: London directed by Travis Mathews, who often collaborates with James Franco. In their rooms are a surprising cross-section of gay men who share what’s on their minds and.. Intelligent and insightful, compulsive and compelling, voyeuristic and sometimes just plain crazy, the film is also surprisingly tender.

German director Patrick Schuckmann will present his film Lose Your Head, a tense and sexy psychological thriller based on the true story. Luis, a young Spaniard, comes to summery Berlin to party and meets the sexy, intriguing Viktor. It all becomes scary and sinister when a Greek woman mistakes Luis for her brother who has disappeared.  

Schuckmann will run Script Writing workshops in Jozi and Cape Town.

Another German offering is the award winning Free Fall (Freier Fall) directed by Stephan Lacant.  Set far from the gay world, it is a gritty, intense study of a riot squad policeman whose life comes apart when he falls for a colleague. Beautifully shot, exquisitely acted, Free Fall is part Brokeback Mountain, part Undertow.

Director Rodney Evans, a guest of the 2005 Festival with Brother to Brother, has delivered a well-scripted, often pin-sharp delving into the new rules of engagement as permanence makes way for pleasure in The Happy Sad. Here two couples, one (nearly) straight, one gay, find themselves exploring alternatives to the usual ‘til-death-do-us-part monogamy roundabout, with intriguing consequences and more twists than a 5th Avenue pretzel.

Doug Spearman’s Hot Guys with Guns is a modern take on the old-fashioned detective story. It’s Chinatown meets Boystown. A series of raids on exclusive parties leaves a raft of LA’s most influential gay men high and dry. Will our amateur PIs catch the bastards, or just the clap? By turns tense and dramatic, it’s also titillating, funny, cruisey, filled with Hollywood insider-humour and some pretty decent acting. Lots of fun.

Out in the Dark, directed by Michael Mayer, is a multi-award winning Israeli film that delivers a gripping tale of love that both comments on, and uses the backdrop of, Israeli-Palestinian politics to great effect. Palestinian Nimr sneaks across the border at night to the gay bars of Tel Aviv where he meets the sexy Israeli lawyer, Roy.  The cinematography, music and editing all contribute to an edgy, urgent drama of star-crossed lovers.

And for a truly South African experience the Festival includes a programme of three local shorts: Benedicte Roumega’s White Lies, set in a Cape Town hair salon, starring Alan Committee; Oko Macanda’s Somagwaza about two boys undergoing their initiation into the world of men; and Duan Myburgh’s DIFF award winning tale of love and revenge, The Brave Unseen


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Three workshops in Cape Town: Burlesque 101, Drag King and Love Your Body


The Rouge Revue is proud to bring you, in collaboration with the Out In Africa Film Festival.... International Burlesque Sensation, Louis(e) de Ville! and

Louis(e) de Ville, a performance artist combining medieval morality play techniques with carnival side show aesthetics, creates her own queer feminist propaganda, by exploring and exploiting the visual vocabulary of gender. De Ville will run 3 workshops in Cape Town - Burlesque, Drag King and Love Your Body.

Burlesque 101 workshop

Thursday 24 October

10am-12 noon


Burlesque is the expression of erotic femininity and can be funny, dramatic and poetic, and contains elements of stripping and glitter.

Learn about the history of burlesque, and be inspired by icons such as Gypsy Rose Lee, Bettie Page and Marilyn Monroe to find your unique burlesque persona and style. Participants are asked to bring: 1 pair of gloves, 1 pair of stockings, 2 bras, and an item of clothing that opens from the front with buttons.. even a coat will do!


Drag King workshop

Thursday 24 October


How does one perform masculinity? In this workshop we explore the masculine archetype, and find where it hangs out in us. Participants are asked to provide their own male clothes (in their size) and elastic bandages (as used for sprains).


Love Your Body workshop

Thursday 24 October



Scientists know more about Mars, than the female anatomy. Our biology teachers never explained the complexity of female orgasms. Our genitals might be hidden, but that does not mean women should be in the dark about them. This workshop explains the inner workings of our bodies, how it communicates with us, and the possibilities of pleasure it offers. To know your body is to love your body!


Booking details

Each workshop is R250 per person. R200 per pereson if you book for more than one person per workshop. Payments due by no later than 20th October.

Venue:The Rouge Revue Studio 21 Queesnpark Studios, Queenspark Road, Saltriver

Tenille Joy Lindeque-Joshua
The Feminine Divine Oriental Dance Studio
Cell 083 760 8499

Lady Magnolia Burlesque Artist
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Tanz Live

Johannesburg, Sat 19 October 2013

Heathway Square - Beyers Naude Drive, Blackheath. 9pm sharp!
R150 at

R170 at door


Bang Bang Burlesque!

Johannesburg, Sat 19 October 2013

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Starring: Louise de Ville, Miss Oh!, Lily Blanc, Foxy Bonnet, the stars of Boylesque (Stanimir Stoykov, Sibu Radebe, Gabriella Cirillo). With electro swing live music by LUX (Lu Chase and X) and swinging beats til 2am.

R150 at

R170 at door

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Live performance


Cape Town, Wed 23 October 2013
36 Buitenkant St.
Open 7pm, performance 8pm
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