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'Max and Mona' - SFAI Hosts Global Lens Film Festival

Monday, September 25, 2006
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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800 Chestnut Street

About the Film
This kooky comedy from South Africa follows Max (Mpho Lovinga), a Candide-like innocent who travels from the country to Johannesburg to become a doctor. Accidentally given the family’s sacred goat to bring to his ne’er-do-well Uncle Norman (Jerry Mofokeng), Max finds himself (and the goat) mired in his uncle’s debts to an unscrupulous crime lord. And Uncle Norman discovers that Max, the most gifted professional mourner in the country, could be a profitable source of badly-needed cash. Filmmaker Teddy Mattera creates a rollicking mix of farce and folly in this contemporary tale.

In English.
Writers: Teddy Mattera, Greg Latter. Director: Teddy Mattera. (South Africa 2004) 98 min.

San Francisco Art Institute is proud to present Global Lens 2006. Now in its fourth year, Global Lens offers international feature-length films organized by The Global Film Initiative, a non-profit organization founded to promote cross-cultural understanding through cinema. Recognizing that great storytelling can influence human affairs as well as foster trust and respect between disparate cultures, The Global Film Initiative reaches out to independent filmmakers around the world and debuts their films in the US.

San Francisco Art Institute, California Film Institute, Grand Lake Theater, and the Mexican Heritage Plaza are the exclusive Northern California partners for the Global Lens tour, which includes special outreach presentations for school groups as well as the following public screenings at SFAI. Visit the SFAI website for complete film notes.

September 6
Stolen Life (Sheng si jie)

September 11
Thirst (Atash)

September 13
Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (Cinema, aspirinas e urubus)

September 18
Global Shorts

September 20
Almost Brothers (Quase dois irmãos)

September 25
Max and Mona

September 27
In the Battlefields (Maarek hob)

October 2
Border Café (Café Transit)

October 4
The Night of Truth (La Nuit de la vérité)
Added to the calendar on Wed, Sep 13, 2006 4:18PM
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