Wed. Jun 29, 2022 at 8:15pm SAST
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Every year since our founding in 2010, The Bioscope has proudly hosted screenings of The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival.

Always a highlight in our calendar, the festival returns to The Bioscope once again with screenings from 24 June - 3 July. Tickets are R70.


BRAINWASHED: Sex-Camera-Power

Dir. Nina Menkes

United States | 2022 | 107 min

Engaging with women and non-binary people across the film sector, Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power brilliantly explores the male gaze in cinema. Adapted from a lecture given by filmmaker Nina Menkes, this powerful documentary dissects the elements that contribute to the objectification of women by the camera, and the audience by extension. Menkes constructs the history of cinema, using more than 80 film clips from 1896 to 2020, centering the role of women on and off-screen and, accompanied by personal stories from actors, filmmakers, cinematographers and theorists, demonstrates the power of cinema in perpetuating sexism. The on-screen depiction of women as an object to gaze on by the male subject and audience is inextricable from the prevalence of sexual violence and unequal employment opportunities in Hollywood. As so many of the important discussions from the #MeToo era emerged from Hollywood, the film aims to continue this critical engagement while offering viewers the tools to view and revisit cinema through a feminist lens.



The new Bioscope location is set to be a 47 seater cinema. We are however selling far less in order for there to be space to sit apart from other members of the public. We ask you to please keep your mask on the entire time within the cinema premises. Drinks and snacks will be on sale and can be consumed during the film, but please consider those around you when your mask is off for this. 44 Stanley is largely an open air shopping centre, and The Bioscope has a great outside space directly outside the cinema that public can make use of. Within the cinema, we will also make use of temperature reading, air filtering, and constant cleaning to make sure that The Bioscope remains a safe and hygienic experience.

After purchasing tickets, if you experience any COVID related symptoms, or come into contact with anyone who has tested positive, we ask you to please not attend the screening. Please understand that The Bioscope will not be able to refund you this ticket. We are happy however for you to give your ticket to someone else that can attend. If this is not possible, we would be happy to exchange your ticket for a future screening. This can all be coordinated via email at [email protected]

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The Bioscope at 44 Stanley. 44 Stanley Avenue, Braamfontein Werf
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2092
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