The Fun's Not Over - The James Phillips Story

Thursday Jan 17 20:00       44 Stanley, 44 Stanley Ave, Milpark
The Audience Choice Award-winner at the 2018 Encounters Documentary Film Festival, The Fun’s Not Over tells the tale of composer, musician and arguably the father of the 'boerepunk rock' movement James Phillips. The son of a Presbyterian minister born in the conservative East Rand mining town of Springs, Phillips formed his first band Corporal Punishment in the late 1970s but it was his third band The Cherry-Faced Lurchers that catapulted him to fame.

Gaining renown for his politically provocative lyrics, Phillips came under the South African spotlight with his 1983 single Hou My Vas korporaal (Hold Me Tightly, Corporal), which became the anthem of the End Conscription Campaign. In 1985 Phillips and the Cherry-Faced Lurchers released what has become one of his most iconic songs Shot Down, which challenged both white privilege and the violence of the apartheid state.  

The Fun's Not Over
tells Phillip’s life story in his own words with special appearances and insights from his musical collaborators like Koos Kombuis and Vusi Mahlesela, contemporary trailblazer Afrikaans musicians like Jack Parow and acclaimed journalists such as Max du Preez, cartoonist Zapiro and comedian Pieter Dirk Uys.



Jan 16 2019 18:00
Jan 17 2019 20:00
The Bioscope independent cinema
44 Stanley, 44 Stanley Ave, Milpark
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Tickets R50

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