Kim Nguyen made this.
WHAT: Filmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo with mainly non-professional actors including the multi-award-winning Rachel Mwanza, this film concentrates on child soldiers. I have not seen it.
WHERE/WHEN: At the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, at 8:30 PM.
WHY: The Rafael is has a new calendar available at Frisco Bay cinephile hotspots and as a pdf online. Some potential highlights include a January 31 screening of the 1926 silent film Sparrows starring Mary Pickford (an early start to a substantial Pickford celebration at various local venues in February), a sequel to last year's subscription-only CFI Film Club and a March 1-3 return of the International Buddhist Film Festival Showcase that includes a rare showing of Naomi Kawase's The Mourning Forest, which you probably missed at Cinequest 2008. But right now the theatre hosts For Your Consideration, a spotlight on the Foreign-Language Film Oscar hopefuls from 14 different countries. Of course, the actual nominees were announced Thursday, so most of these hopefuls would be better described as "former hopefuls"- but not War Witch, which was nominated as Canada's submission and still has a shot to win. Of the other nominees, Austria's Amour is currently screening in 35mm at the Clay and the Guild, and will arrive at the Rafael January 18th. Chile's first-ever nominee No will be released there in March. Norway's Kon-Tiki plays there tomorrow night, but only for California Film Institute members. Denmark's A Royal Affair left Frisco Bay theatres on Thursday.
HOW: I'm not sure how War Witch will screen. The Rafael has both DCP and 35mm capability.