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A celebration of comedy and local film with the release of Jonathan

By in Art, Culture, Entertainment on November 1, 2016

Da vat hy boys… come and have a ‘jol’ with Jonathan

Comedy and local cinema join hands for a series of meet and greets and pre-release screenings for the hilarious South African movie, Jonathan. The film stars comedian Rikus de Beer as Jonathan, who will entertain audiences with his special brand of humour at select Ster-Kinekor sites over the next few weeks. The film is scheduled to release nationally at Ster-Kinekor cinemas on Friday, 02 December.

The Jonathan roadshow kicks off on Wednesday, 02 November at Ster-Kinekor Matlosana Mall in Klerksdorp. Fans of the comedian and those looking for a hilarious night out should head down to the cinema from 7pm, to meet the comedian and catch some comedic banter as ‘Jonathan’ welcomes audiences and introduces the special pre-release screening of the movie, which will screen from 8pm. Bookings for this exclusive Ster-Kinekor event are now open. This event moves to Ster-Kinekor Mooirivier Mall in Potchefstroom on Thursday, 03 November.

The following week, the roadshow moves to Ster-Kinekor Mimosa Mall in Bloemfontein on Thursday, 10 November, before heading to the Ster-Kinekor cinemas at Vaal Mall (Vanderbijlpark) on 15 November, Garden Route Mall (George) on 16 November, TygerValley in Cape Town on 17 November and Eikestad in Stellenbosch on 18 November.

The final two pre-screenings and the opportunity to meet ‘Jonathan” in person before watching his hilarious antics on the big screen, take place at Ster-Kinekor Kolonnade in Pretoria on 23 November, and at the East Rand Mall in Benoni on 24 November.

Rikus de Beer is a South African internet phenomenon and one of the country’s top-billed comedians, who rose to notoriety when he started recording voice clips as jokes for his friends on WhatsApp. Rikus created the fictional character of ‘Jonathan’ in 2013 and, since then, he has been ‘giving advice’ and ‘teaching guys to be better at life in general’.

In Jonathan the movie, Jonathan (Rikus de Beer), who is in his late 20s and still lives with his parents, is a dreamer and wannabe stand-up comedian. After another failed open-mic performance, he gets drunk and crashes his father’s car on the way home. This is the last straw for his loving but fed-up parents and now, for the first time in his life, he has to take care of himself. With nowhere else to go, he becomes a car guard. When he falls head-over-heels in love, Jonathan realises that to win her heart, he has to embark on a rollercoaster journey of self-discovery.

The film is directed and written by Sallas de Jager, and produced by Sallas de Jager, Rikus de Beer and John-Henry Opperman. Starring alongside de Beer in Jonathan are some of South Africa’s most popular actors, including Rika Sennett, Brümilda van Rensburg, Lizz Meiring, Beáte Opperman, Paul Eilers, Eric Nobbs, Frank Opperman, Marnus Kruger, Anel Alexander, Albert Pretorius, Jacques Bessenger and Francois Viljoen.

View the trailer of Jonathan here: https://youtu.be/HP2O2WAToJc

For more information about the pre-release screenings of Jonathan, visit www.sterkinekor.com or https://movies.sterkinekor.co.za. Follow @sterkinekor on Twitter or Facebook at Ster-Kinekor Theatres. For queries, call Ticketline on 0861 MOVIES (668 437) or you can book at the box office.