68 Orange St, Cape Town
Monday - Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Join the Labia Theatre for a visual feast of short films compiled by a new guest curator every month.
The collection screens every hour, on the hour: 18h00, 19h00, 20h00, 21h00. Hosted by Stage 5 Films and the Labia Theatre.
Cinema Club at First Thursdays will be partnering with Shnit International Short Film Festival for October, ahead of Shnit's Festival mid-October.
This November, Cinema Club celebrates the talented eyes behind the camera - shorts by our SA cinematographers. Guest Curator is awarded, self-trained DOP, Gaopie Kabe - the creative eye behind Mzansi Magic's "Lockdown" and all round trailblazer.
Soweto-born and self-trained cinematographer Gaopie has climbed the ladder to get to where she is today. “I’ve worked my way up on different projects over 14 years,” she shares. “I started out by taking lessons from many people on every level of the camera department. I was a loader, camera assistant, focus puller and camera operator.”
Today Gaopie is a sought-after director of photography and has worked on TV series Lockdown and Thula’s Vine. What’s your approach to cinematography? I believe cinematography is about collaboration. I work with the director and every department involved in creating the picture until it makes cinematic sense. We do this with every scene on the script and bring it to life. This holistic vision is my approach to achieving storytelling through a lens. What has been your career highlight? Lensing the Mzansi Magic hugely popular tv drama series Lockdown. — Gaopie
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