Big screen on the small screen
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) e.tv (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.
EDGE OF TOMORROW