september, 2018

fri07sepAll DayfriI Am Not a WitchDirected by Rungano Nyoni(All Day: friday) Quad Cinema, 34 W. 13th Street New York, NY 10011Country:USA

Event Details

In a rural village in present day Zambia, an orphaned eight-year-old girl is accused of being a witch. As punishment, she’s given a choice: either accept enslavement in state-run camp tethered to a white ribbon or risk transformation into a goat. With a story formed from research on real-life African witch camps, director Rungano Nyoni (in a stunning feature debut) and cinematographer David Gallego (Embrace of the Serpent) craft a world—and cinematic voice—unlike any other, deftly mixing Kafkaesque comedy, anthropological inquiry, poignant drama, and feminist fairytale. A Film Movement release

In Nyanja with English subtitles.

Opening Fri September 7. Tickets on sale Mon September 3.

Official selection: Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival.

“[A] daringly satirical parable of magic and misogyny, superstition and social strictures… a filmmaker of fiercely independent vision.”—The Guardian


All Day (Friday)


Quad Cinema

34 W. 13th Street New York, NY 10011