Johannesburg, California

Screens with:

Billy Monk

Billy Monk was a bouncer and nightclub photographer in 1960s Cape Town. Fifty years after Billy Monk captured this hidden slice of Cape Town's history, this intimate documentary brings together key characters in his story – one that is far from black and white. Read More »

Along the Mojave Desert Ben Stillerman finds Johannesburg, California – named after the South African city. The documentary is a poignant view of a nostalgic home far away from home for the homesick filmmaker. While in conversation with the locals about how they came to find themselves there, a sense of familiarity and similarity between the 2 distant cities emerges.

World Premiere African Short
Cape Town
Labia2
Sun 9 June / 5.30pm + Q&A
Labia3
Wed 12 June / 8.30pm
Johannesburg
Bio
Sun 9 June / 5.30pm
Bio
Sat 15 June / 8pm + Q&A
Director(s):
Ben Stillerman
Country:
USA, South Africa
Year:
2019
Duration:
20 minutes
Language(s):
English