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El­iz­a­beth Sned­don Theatre, Dur­ban Wed­nes­day, 6.30pm Badou Boy is the first in mav­er­ick Sene­galese di­rec­tor Djib­ril Diop Mam­béty’s se­ries about charis­matic but ul­ti­mately doomed rebels.

Fol­low­ing an ex­per­i­men­tal, frag­mented nar­ra­tive, this is an in­no­va­tive African take on late1960s psychedelia – with a kick­ing rock sound­track.

Badou Boy presents some of the ge­nius that Mam­béty would bring to fruition in his 1973 mas­ter­piece, Touki Bouki. Edge of To­mor­row (2014) M-Net (DStv chan­nel 101) Sun­day, 8.05pm Ma­jor Wil­liam Cage (Tom Cruise) is thrust from his soft mil­i­tary post­ing into com­bat with bru­tal alien in­vaders and killed. He is then re­turned to the past, mem­o­ries in­tact, to sharpen his skills and de­feat the en­emy. In­de­pen­dence Day (1996) (DStv chan­nel 194) Fri­day, 8.30pm An awe-in­spir­ingly su­pe­rior alien in­va­sion force at­tacks ma­jor points around the globe. Hu­man sur­vivors de­vise a plan to fight back. Star­ring Will Smith. The Por­traits (2015) Mzansi Magic (DStv chan­nel 161) Satur­day, 7pm Papi leaves jail af­ter five years, but his re­lease puts his fam­ily and friends to the test as they come to terms with the past and fu­ture.


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