A few years ago South African storyteller, Gcina Mhlophe, met with five orphaned children from Eswatini (the former Swaziland). Together they collaborated to craft an original fairytale drawn from their troubled past. Together they createdLiyana; a brave young woman who embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers from danger.
Then they made a movie about her.
In cooperation with the Roxbury International Film Festival, and for one night only, JP Movie Night will be showing this internationally acclaimed, award winning film that mixes animated and live-action sequences. Taking place at the venerable Doyle’s Cafe on Saturday, June 1, 7pm this film will cap off JP Movie Night’s first successful season showing independent films by some of today’s most exciting filmmakers (many of whom are Boston-based).
Bring your handkerchief, and be prepared to be awestruck by the remarkable resilience of these children as they quite literally take control of their own narrative. To reserve your ticket (suggested donation $8) go to JP Movie Night’s Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jp-movie-night-liyana-saturday-june-1-7pm-suggested-donation-8-2-students-tickets-61382090485 For any questions about JP Movie Night, it’s mission and films they have shown in the past go to www.jpmovienight.org