Fans who have been waiting to see director and producer Lineo Sekeleoane's much anticipated rom-com, Zulu Wedding, will have to wait a little longer to see it as the film's release date has been shifted back by a few months.
The film now has a new release date of 20 April 2018.
“While we were extremely excited about the February release date, several new ideas started to take shape in recent months and we needed time to mobilize the right people to launch these initiatives. As such, we had no choice but to move the release date to April,” explained Sekeleoane in a statement.
One of these many initiatives is a continent-wide screening that will see Zulu Wedding released simultaneously throughout Africa, with VIP screenings in several countries.
“We are currently working on a surprise screening in Los Angeles, but our goal is to tour the African continent with Zulu Wedding and premiere it in as many countries as possible,” she states, before adding “with the support of our funders, Tsoga Afrika Lifestyle, we will also be launching a pop-up cinema campaign to ensure that people in rural and low access township areas will be able to watch the film.”
The main aim of which will be to start new township economies that will rebuild the ‘bioscope’ movie-going culture that was so popular in the townships during the 1980s.
They will also be launching a #1MillionTicketsSold social media campaign for the film and stated that this was inspired by Cassper Nyovest's #FillUpTheDome campaign. All of the aforementioned will be supported by a star-studded soundtrack, curated by DJ Maphorisa and featuring Afrotainment’s Tira and Prince Bulo, Kelly Khumalo, Goapele, Shekhinah and JR, among others.
Described as the first South African film to boast a black female producer and director, Zulu Wedding is unashamedly romantic, glamorous and hilarious all at the same time and pays loving tribute to the richness of African culture. It acknowledges the, sometimes schizophrenic, reality of many urban South Africans who live sophisticated modern lives which are nonetheless shaped by their family cultures, traditions and expectations.
Among the cast are the likes of Nondumiso Tembe, Darrin Dewitt-Henson, Pallance Dladla ,Carl Payne, Bubu Mazibuko, Kelly Khumalo, Lorcia Cooper, S’thandiwe Kgoroge, Treasure Tshabalala, Kole Omotoso as well as a number of cameo appearance from local famous faces.
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