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Dirty Laundry screens at Film Africa, London

Saturday 5th November 2011 at 3:00 PM @ The Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street
, London
 E8 1HE

With co-Africa First films Tinye So (Dauoda Coulibaly) and Mwansa the Great (Rungano Nyoni). Rungano will be in attendance. Say hi!

I like their write-up:

Winner of three international awards, Stephen Abbott’s Dirty Laundry is a microcosm of the biting humour evident in much post-apartheid cinema, where filmmakers take stock of the new order. If life itself is a laundromat in South Africa, Roger has a lot to face when he shows up at The Wishy Washy at 1am and begins to ‘separate his whites from his coloureds’ …

Dirty Laundry screens at the shnit short filmfestival, Bern, Cape Town, Cologne, San José, Singapore, Vienna


Friday 7th October 2011, 17:00 – shnit OPEN 9 @ Stadttheater 2, Kornhausplatz 20
Saturday 8th October 2011, 00:00 – shnit OPEN 9 @ Stadttheater 2, Kornhausplatz 20


Friday 7th October 2011, 19:00 – South African Made @ Labia 1, 68 Orange street – Director in attendance
Friday 7th October 2011, 22:00 – Rocking the Daisies
Saturday 8th October 2011, 20:00 – shnit OPEN 9 @ Labia 1, 68 Orange street
Sunday 9th October 2011, 12:00 – Rocking the Daisies
Sunday 9th October 2011, 16:00 – South African Made @ Labia 1, 68 Orange street


Friday 7th October 2011, 19:00 – shnit OPEN 9 @ Alte Feuerwache, Melchiorstraße 3
Saturday 8th October 2011, 22:00 – shnit OPEN 9 @ Kölner Filmhaus, Maybachstraße 111


Sunday 9th October 2011, 17:00 – shnit OPEN 9 @ Sala Garbo, cnr Calle 28 & Avenida 2


Sunday 9th October 2011, 15:00 – shnit OPEN 9 @ Cathay Cineplex, 8 Grange road


Saturday 8th October 2011, 21:00 –  shnit OPEN 9 @ Burg Kino 2, Opernring 19

SAFM interview with director Stephen Abbott

Stephen chats about Dirty Laundry following the film’s awards at the Durban International Film Festival (8-minutes).

Audio MP3

Download the MP3 here.

Dirty Laundry wins at DIFF!

Fantastic news! Dirty Laundry ♥ Durban!

Best South African short film
Best short film

Short film jury Zandile Thembe, Andile Ntimbane & Jerry Pooe had this to say:

“With a fresh storyline and strong acting, this is a colourful and humorous mini-snapshot of the ‘dirty laundry’ of ordinary South Africans”

32nd Durban International Film Festival

Dirty Laundry screens at the Durban International Film Festival, South Africa

A screening in the warm part of South Africa.

Tuesday 25th July, 10:00 AM at Luthuli Museum, Groutville (3233 Nokukhanya Luthuli street, Groutville)
Wednesday 26th July, 3:00 PM at Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre, KwaMashu (B25 Giya road, Kwa-Mashu)
Thursday 27th July, 10:00 AM at ICESA Communications Campus (35 Field Street, Durban)

(As part of the festival’s 5 Litres of Water short film package)