Dodoma Cine Club

STATE OF PLAY- 20th January 2016 7,15 p.m

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State of Play is a 2009 British-French-American political thriuller film. It is an adaptation of the six-part British television serial o the same name which first aired on BBc in 2003. The plot of the six-hour serial was condensed to fit a two-hour film format, with the location changed to Washington The film was directed by Kevin Macdonald.The film tells of a journalist’s (Russell Crowe) probe into the suspicious death of a congressman’s ( Ben Affleck’s) mistress. The supporting cast includes R. McAdams, H. Mirren, J. Bateman.
Running time 128 min


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SCHOOL OF ROCK- 6th January 2016 7,15 p.m

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School of Rock is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, written by Mike White, and starring Jack Black. The main plot follows struggling rock singer and guitarist, Dewey Finn (Black), who is kicked out of his band and subsequently disguises himself as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. After witnessing the musical talent in his students, Dewey forms a band of fourth-graders to attempt to win the upcoming Battle of band and pay off his rent. The picture’s supporting cast includes White, J. Cusack, S. Silverman and M. Cosgrove.
Running time 109 min


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MALCOM X- 9th December 2015 7,15 p.m

malcolmxdvdsetMalcolm X is a 1992 American biographical drama film about the Afro-American activist Malcom X. Directed and co-written by Spike Leee, the film stars Denzel Washington in the title role, as well as Angela Bassett. Lee has a supporting role as Shorty, a character based partially on real-life acquaintance Malcolm “Shorty” Jarvis, a fellow criminal and jazz saxophonist. Black panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale, the Rev. Al Sharpon, and future South Africa president Nelson Mandela have cameo appearances. This is the second of four film collaborations between Washington and Lee.
Running time 200 min


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TROY- 25th November 2015 7,30 p.m

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Troy is a 2004 American epic war film written by David Benioff and directed by wolfang Petersen. It is loosely based on Homer’s Iliad, though the film narrates the entire story of the decade-long Trojan War rather than just the quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon in the ninth year. Achilles leads his Myrmidons along with the rest of the Greek army invading the historical city of , defended by Hector’s Trojan army. The end of the film (the sacking of Troy) is not taken from the Iliad, but rather from Virgil’s Aeneid as the Iliad concludes with Hector’s death and funeral.
The film features an ensemble cast led by Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, and Orlando Bloom. Troy made it into the “Best of Warner Bros - 50 Film Collection (90th Anniversary Collection). It was also nominated for 11 awards. It won 2 at the 2005 ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards which were: Top Box Office Film —James Horner and the 2005 Teen Choice Awards and the Choice Movie Actor – Drama/Action Adventure — Brad Pitt.
Running time 162 min


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ELIZABETH- 11th November 2015 7,30 p.m

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Elizabeth is a 1998 biographical film written by Michael Hirst, directed by Shekar Kapur, and starring Cate Blanchettin in the title role of Queen Elizabeth I of England. This 1998 film is loosely based on the early years of Elizabeth’s reign. In 2007, Blanchett and Rush reprised their roles in the sequel, Elizabeth The Golden Age, covering the later part of her reign.
The film brought Australian actress Blanchett to international attention. She won several awards for her portrayal of Elizabeth, while the film was also named the 1998 BAFTA best british film. Elizabeth was nominated in 7 categories in the 71st Academy Awards.
Running time: 126 min


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