Benefit screening of new SA film at Market Theatre

The Chemo Club
The Chemo Club

A benefit screening of the new South African feature film, The Chemo Club, will be held at the Market Theatre on Monday, June 4.

The Chemo Club is a comedy feature film about two 70-something pensioners who take on a fraudulent pensions boss in a daring heist – no money, no morals, no teeth.

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This brilliant and innovative film follows strong willed Lulu (Brümilda van Rensburg) and humble Faith (Lillian Dube) as they embark on a heist to recover their stolen funds from a corrupt retirement pensions boss (Chris Chameleon).

As former 1970s comic book heroes, they channel their alter egos of the 1970s enlisting the help of their former colleague, Gerhard (Tobie Cronje), and a younger media student and comic book enthusiast, Sivu (Rea Rangaka), to complete their heist and return to their glory days.

The film was written and directed by Thandi Brewer (Society, The Story of an African Farm) who describes it as a story about “friendship, life and laughter”.

Inspired by her mother, her own story and many other resilient women who have battled cancer, Thandi Brewer, writer/director, was inspired to write a genre film with strong female older leads.

There will be a benefit screening at the Market Theatre on Monday, 4 June to raise funds for Thandi who is battling cancer for the second time and will need a back operation.

Tickets available for Monday 4 June Screening at the Market Theatre John Kani at at R250.

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