- ‘I Live to Sing' showcases African talent
GROTON -- The Groton School presents the documentary "I Live to Sing" as part of its Gammons Concert Series on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 4 p.m. The free screening is open to the public and will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Director Julie Cohen.
Two decades after the end of apartheid in South Africa, the nation struggles to fulfill the promise of a transformed society. "Ndiphilela Ukucula: I Live to Sing" follows three gifted African singers studying at the University of Cape Town. The film, which demonstrates the power of art to change perceptions and transform lives, was chosen to open the 2014 American Documentary Film Festival, won a New York Emmy, and was named Best International Film of the 2013 Black Film Festival of Nashville.
The screening will be held in the Campbell Performing Arts Center, 282 Farmers Row.
- Pollard series to screen 'God's Slave'
LOWELL -- The Pollard Memorial Library, 401 Merrimack St., presents "God's Slave" on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m., as part of its Independent Film Night series.
Based on actual events, "God's Slave" follows Ahmed, trained since childhood as an Islamic terrorist now assigned to execute a suicide bombing at a synagogue, and David, the cold-blooded Israeli special agent who will stop at nothing to prevent the attack. But neither man is defined solely by their extremist views. With time running out before the attack, David zeros in on Ahmed as a suspect, his investigation culminating in violent, if unexpected, consequences.
The film is in Spanish with English subtitles and is directed by Joel Novoa. It is considered for mature audiences.