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  • Review: 'Winnie Mandela' biopic falls short

    Review: 'Winnie Mandela' biopic falls short
    Like many a biopic before it, "Winnie Mandela" shoehorns an exceptional life into the standard template of a highlights reel, lurching from one Important Moment to the next. The sense of what's important is often skewed in this portrait of South Africa'...
  • Film Finances Inc. Opens South Africa Outpost

    Completion guarantor Film Finances Inc. is launching a South African arm to be headed by longtime local Endemol exec Jane Fry. Fry, who spent 15 years at Endemol South Africa and also served as an overseas production accountant on several international...
  • Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial to Get Its Own TV Channel

    A 24-hour television channel dedicated to round-the-clock coverage of Oscar Pistorius' murder trial will be launched in March, the South African cable provider MultiChoice announced Wednesday. The network will go on air just one day before the double-...
  • Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam amid flap over SodaStream ad

    JERUSALEM — It's a rare thing when a Hollywood actress and a kitchen appliance spark a debate about policies in the Middle East. But that's what happened after Scarlett Johansson filmed a Super Bowl advertisement for a company that employs...
  • British woman wanted by Kenya reportedly penned ode to Bin Laden

    British woman wanted by Kenya reportedly penned ode to Bin Laden
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The trouble with writing poetry, as terrorism suspect Samantha Lewthwaite found when she penned an ode to Osama bin Laden after his death, is finding elegant rhymes. Martyred, for example, can be reasonably rhymed with...
  • Montreal World Fest Includes 113 Int'l Premieres

    The Montreal World Film Festival announced its full slate of 432 films from around the globe on Tuesday, including 113 world or international feature preems. From the U.S. "The Red Robin" by Michael Z. Wechsler competes in the World section while Adam...
  • ‘Elysium’ director Neill Blomkamp on political sci-fi: Society gets to me

     
    In the future-set utopia that Neill Blomkamp dreamed up for “Elysium,” the lawns are manicured and lush, the women are […]...
  • More from Deerfield CFO hopeful

     More from Deerfield CFO hopeful
    There’s more about William Rankin below, but here’s some of what we talked about during a phone interview. He’s a relative newcomer to the Democratic Party, changing his registration, he said, in 2012. He’d been no party...
  • Former anti-apartheid activist says South Africa has lost direction

    Former anti-apartheid activist says South Africa has lost direction
    During the course of her career, South Africa’s Mamphela Ramphele has assumed many roles — anti-apartheid activist, medical doctor, academic and businesswoman, just to name a few.   After the bloody uprising in Johannesburg’s Soweto...
  • South Africa demands apology over U.S. detention of ex-official

    South Africa demands apology over U.S. detention of ex-official
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The ruling African National Congress of South Africa demanded an apology Monday after U.S. officials detained and questioned a South African businessman and former government minister in New York last week. In an...
  • Court sentences white supremacists who plotted to kill Mandela

    Court sentences white supremacists who plotted to kill Mandela
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Members of a white supremacist Afrikaner "army" who hatched a poorly planned plot to assassinate former South African President Nelson Mandela were sentenced Tuesday to as many as 35 years in prison. The 21 defendants...