FILM: I am not a Witch (Free Student Screening)

November 10, 2019
5 pm - 7 pm

I AM NOT A WITCH
Nov 7-10  |  Zambia, 2017  |  Rungano Nyoni  |  English, Nyanja, Bemba, Tonga languages  |  93 min

FREE STUDENT SCREENING  Sunday, Nov 10  |  5 pm

Eight-year-old Shula is an orphaned girl in a rural village whose superstitious residents regard her with a kind of contemptuous loathing. When Shula is accused of witchcraft she is brought to a local police precinct to be confronted with the allegation. The “trial” that follows is one that is reminiscent in its incredulous mockery and its logical absurdities of the similar sequence in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Shula is sent to live among a group of old women who also have been designated as witches. The local government puts them on display for tourists, forces them into menial farm labor, and occasionally asks them to adjudicate local criminal matters by using their “powers” to single out a perpetrator from a group of suspects. Seen through the eyes of a young orphan girl, this is a sharp-edged, magical-realist journey into Zambian society that is at times tragic and comedic with plenty to say about gender and superstition. 2017 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), winner: Best Feature Film; 2017 British Independent Film Awards, winner: Best Director. IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6213284/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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Welcome to the 2019-2020 Foreign Film Series. The 38th consecutive season of the UW-Parkside Foreign Film Series (FFS) includes 15 internationally acclaimed films, including: Jean-Luc Godard’s New Wave classic Breathless (France, 1960); Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters (Japan, 2018), which won Best Picture at the 2019 Asian Film Awards; and Secret Ingredient (North Macedonia, 2017), selected as North Macedonia’s 2019 Oscar submission and an impressive first feature from director Gjorce Stavreski. The other films in the program have been recognized for excellence in numerous international film festivals and competitions around the world such as the Sundance Film Festival, the European Film Awards, and the Cannes Film Festival.

ADMISSION

Season subscription only. Students are FREE with ID on Sundays at 5 pm.

Visit the box office online (tickets link below) or call campus concierge: 262-595-2307

SCREENINGS

Thursday 7:30 pm
Friday 7:30 pm
Saturday 5 pm and 8 pm
Sunday 2 pm and 5 pm

Foreign language films are subtitled, and subtitles are used on English language films when available.

VENUE

Student Center Cinema
900 Wood Rd. 
Kenosha, WI 53144
Parking: Lot A

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2625952564
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