JUL 9 - 21, 2015
Isango Ensemble Film Festival
In advance of South Africa’s world-renowned Isango Ensemble’s return visit to Boston for two new stage productions (uCarmen and A Midsummer Night’s Dream), ArtsEmerson and the Bay State Banner are partnering with community organizations throughout Boston’s neighborhoods to present free screenings of Isango’s Son of Man followed by special screenings of U-Carmen eKhayelitsha , (the film adaptation of uCarmen) in the Bright Family Screening Room of the Emerson/Paramount Center.


Thursday, Jul 9 at 8:30 PM
National Center for Afro-American Artists*
300 Walnut Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02119
RSVP: 617-442-8014 or cmurray@mfa.org
*Outdoor venue

Monday, Jul 13 at 6:30 PM
Roxbury Community College, Media Arts Center (Building 1)
1234 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02120
RSVP: bitly.com/somrcc
For more information: jsmock@rcc.mass.edu or 617-933-7491

Thursday, Jul 16 at 7:00 PM
Hibernian Hall
184 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
RSVP: www.tfaforms.com/377534

Jamaica Plain
Tuesday, Jul 14 at 8:30 PM
Hyde Square Task Force*
The Blessed Sacrament Church Lawn
361 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
RSVP: events@hydesquare.org
*Outdoor venue
Back Bay

Wednesday, Jul 15 at 6:30 PM
Old South Church, Mary Norton Hall
645 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
RSVP: information@cmsboston.org

Sunday, Jul 12 at 2:00 PM
Cambridge Center for Adult Education
42 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
For more information: 617-547-6789 ext. 115

A fan favorite at national and international film festivals such as Sundance and the LA Pan African Film Festival, Son of Man is a brave and artfully operatic interpretation of the Gospels. This award winning film by South Africa’s internationally acclaimed, Isango Ensemble, depicts one of the world’s oldest stories of one man’s journey of love, deception, and betrayal in a contemporary South African setting.

Film Info

  • Director: Mark Dornford-May
  • Cast: Noluthando Boqwana, Andile Kosi , Pauline Malefane , Andries Mbali, Mvuyisi Mjali , Zorro Sidloyi
  • Running time: 1 hr 26 mins
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Presenting Partners

    Hyde Square Task Force

    Hibernian Hall/Madison Park Development Corporation

    City Mission Society


    Special screenings of U-Carmen eKhayelitsha , (the film adaptation of uCarmen based on the Georges Bizet opera)

    July 24-25

    Bright Family Screening Room,
    Paramount Center
    Free, with your attendance to one of the neighborhood screenings of Son of Man.