Film Screening: Horror Noire – A History of Black Horror – Feb 24, 2020 @ 8:45pm @ VanCity Theatre (Vancouver)

For more information: VIFF website link

Date: Monday, February 24, 2020

Time: 8:45pm

Location: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2E8

Cost: $13 (link to purchase tickets Click Here)

Event Description:

MAD | Black History Month

The faithful servant. The African tribesman. The Voodoo priestess. The buffoon. The Magical Negro. And, of course, the hapless guy who dies first. For much of the history of horror, black American characters have been confined to a limited number of tropes.

But that’s changing.

Based on the book of the same name, Horror Noire is an entertaining and incisive exploration of black characters in horror films, from The Birth of a Nation to Get Out. Our guides include scholars and academics, movie stars like Tony Todd (Candyman) and filmmakers like Ernest Dickerson (Tales from the Crypt).

Horror Noire isn’t just a documentary, it is a snapshot of Black American history through the lens of horror. It is an indispensable installment in film history. Horror Noire is required viewing not just for horror fans, but for anyone interested in American history, politics, culture, and filmmaking..” Sezín Koehler

“Will become a canonical work for film history buffs and horror aficionados alike.” Peg Aloi, Arts Fuse

Director Xavier Burgin
Country of Origin: USA
Year: 2019
Running Time: 83 mins
Format: Pro-res
Classification: 19+
Related Links: Review | Trailer
Featuring: Tony Todd, Rachel True, William Marshall, Robin R Means Coleman, Rusty Cundieff, Ashlee Blackwell, Ernest Dickerson

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