Thursday, May 24

Special Events ArchiveStaff Picks (past events)Boston Calling Film Festival 2018

I Am Not a Witch

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Introduction by Natalie Portman!

Boston Calling Film Festival

Special Premiere Screening!

(2017) dir Rungano Nyoni w/Maggie Mulubwa [93 min; DCP]
Inspired by real events and guided by an equal love for Michael Hanake and The Craft, Rungano Nyoni’s remarkable film casts newcomer Maggie Mulubwa as a young Zambian girl accused of witchcraft and sent to a “witch camp” to be isolated and exploited along with others of her kind. Absurdist, magical, and heart wrenching in equal measure, I AM NOT A WITCH is a brilliant and utterly unique debut feature from a promising new director.

Staff Pick: Alissa, Kim

“It’s rare and exhilarating that a new filmmaker arrives on the scene so sure of herself and so willing to take bold, counter-intuitive chances.” – Jessica Kiang, Variety

“Exhilarating, humorous yet still disturbing.” – Natalie Wardle, Little White Lies

“Writer-director Rungano Nyoni has created a marvellous movie that might not always be easy to watch, but it sparks with artistry and originality.” – Rich Cline, Shadow on the Wall


Presented by

Boston Calling


The Brattle Theatre

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Thursday 5/24
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Brattle passes accepted. Special, Usher, and Producer members may reserve seats here.