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February 24, 2013

What to Watch for: War Witch

February 20, 2013

War Witch tells the story of Komona who is only 12 when she is kidnapped by rebel soldiers and enslaved to a life of guerrilla warfare. Forced to commit unspeakable acts of brutality, she finds hope for survival in protective, ghost-like visions and in a friendship with a fellow soldier.

Where to watch:

New York, NY: Angelika Film Center – opens March 1
New York, NY: Lincoln Plaza Cinema – opens March 1
Los Angeles, CA: Laemmle Royal Theatre – opens March 8
Encino, CA: Laemmle Town Center 5 – opens March 8
Pasadena, CA: Laemmle Playhouse 7 – opens March 8
Washington, DC: New African Films Festival @ AFI Silver Theatre – March 9 ONLY
Berkeley, CA: Rialto Elmwood 3 – opens March 15
San Francisco, CA: Roxie Theater – opens March 15
Seattle, WA: SIFF Cinema – opens March 15
Palm Springs, CA: Camelot Theatres – opens March 22
Chicago, IL: Music Box Theatre – opens March 22
Santa Cruz, CA: Nickelodeon Theatre – opens March 22
Phoenix, AZ: Harkins Shea 14 – opens March 22
Tucson, AZ: The Loft Cinema – opens March 22
Boston, MA: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – opens March 27
Houston, TX: Sundance Cinemas – opens March 29
Portland, OR: Living Room Theatres – opens March 29
Boca Raton, FL: Living Room Theatres – opens March 29
San Diego, CA: Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15 – opens March 29
Miami, FL: Tower Theater – opens March 29
Lake Worth, FL: Lake Worth Playhouse – opens March 29
New Orleans, LA: Zeitgeist Arts Center – opens March 29
Salem, MA: Cinema Salem – opens March 29
Coral Gables, FL: Coral Gables Cinema – March 29-31
Wilmington, DE: Theater N at Nemours – March 29-31
Denver, CO: SIE FilmCenter – opens April 5
Little Rock, AR: Market Street Cinema – opens April 5
Lake Park, FL: Mos’ Art Theatre – opens April 26-28
Memphis, TN: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art – April 7 ONLY
Boulder, CO: International Film Series at CU-Boulder – April 10 ONLY
Irvington, NY: Irvington Town Hall Theater – April 26 ONLY
Albuquerque, NM: Guild Cinema – April 26-28
Detroit, MI: Detroit Institute of Arts – June 14-16
Concord, NH: Red River Theatres – June 18 ONLY

Festival and Awards

Nominee, Best International Film, Independent Spirit Awards
Winner, Top Five Foreign Language Films, National Board of Review
Winner, Best Actress, Berlin International Film Festival
Winner, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress, Tribeca Film Festival
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection, AFI Fest
Official Selection, Palm Springs International Film Festival

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