Cape Town - Bonang Matheba's feature film, Public Figure, will screen at the 21st Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, taking place between 6 - 16 June in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Festival organisers have taken great strides in making the film accessible to the widest range of audiences, with screenings at the V&A Nouveau in Cape Town on Sunday, 16 June at 20:30, while the marquee event on the screening tour will be a House of BNG tasting and Q&A sessions following the Johannesburg screenings at the Rosebank Nouveau on Saturday, 15 June at 19:30 and 20:30.
After Public Figure's global premiere at the Manchester International Film Festival in March this year, the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival is proud to announce the first local screening of Queen B's co-produced film.
Apart from Bonang, Public Figure features actress Rose McGowan and internet provocateur, Sebastian Tribbie, with an appearance by Denzel Washington, with footage courtesy of CBN. Joining Bonang in South Africa will be director and executive producer, Brian Corso, who will also discuss the film with Queen B at a post-screening Q&A.
"Influencer culture permeates every aspect of modern life. For better or worse and everything in between, I really wanted to be part of this film to show the world, especially my fans in South Africa, the scope and impact of social media and the personas we let into our lives every day," says Bonang.
Public Figure goes on sale internationally from 18 June, when it will be available for purchase or rented via Amazon and iTunes.
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE: