Our Cinematic Conversations affinity group is designed to foster relationships about the shared experience of cinema. Within our moderated discussions immediately following each movie, we hope to cultivate a deeper understanding of our neighbors, our respective faith traditions, and the art of film making.
Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30 pm: I Am Not A Witch
Celebration Cinema Woodland, 3195 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Tickets are $6 at the door.
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Zambian-born Welsh director Rungano Nyoni is set to make her mark on British cinema with her groundbreaking first feature, I Am Not a Witch. Sharply satirical and boldly provocative, the film garnered incredible praise from audiences and critics alike at the Cannes 2017 Directors’ Fortnight.
When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. There, she is tethered to a long white ribbon and told that if she ever tries to run away, she will be transformed into a goat. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but a threat looms on the horizon. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision – whether to resign herself to life on the camp, or take a risk for freedom.
At times moving, often funny and occasionally surreal, I Am Not a Witch offers spellbinding storytelling with flashes of anarchic humour. Audacious and unforgettable, it showcases Rungano Nyoni as a fresh and fearless new voice in British film.