West Side Cinema - 'I Am Not A Witch'
7 Apr 2018 7:00pm - 12:00am
Stromness Town Hall, Stromness
Visit the West Side Cinema in Stromness to see films from around the world.
West Side Cinema welcomes visitors to Stromness Town Hall to enjoy showings by candlelight. Viewers can enjoy a wide variety of films from around the world in a relaxed and friendly setting. Bring your own refreshments.
SAT 07 APR - I Am Not A Witch (12A)
Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start
£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card
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. I Am Not A Witch 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.