Wed 5 Nov| 10:00| Hackney Picturehouse


Dir. Roberta Durrant

South Africa. 2013. 97min. Colour. English, Xhosa with English subtitles.

13-year-old Felix Xaba dreams of becoming a saxophonist like his late father, but his mother Lindiwe thinks jazz is the devil’s music. When Felix leaves his township friends to take up a scholarship at an elitist private school, he defies his mother and turns to two aging members of his father’s old band, the Bozza Boys, to help him prepare for the school jazz concert. His dream is to become “king of the sax”, like his late father.

Part of our schools programme, in partnership with Picturehouse Education. Followed by an interactive session led by Usifu Jalloh.