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"Film Noire:" Black Horror Cinema and Its Catharsis

Saturday, June 18th, from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

In this short session we will engage in the work of catharsis. We will explore how Black Cinematic Horror has always told the hidden histories of the ancestors and provided the emotional release we need.

We will watch short films and clips from feature-length films to dissect the way Film Noire such as Jordan Peele's "Get Out," Kasi Lemmons' "Eve's Bayou," and Bernard Rose's "Candyman" (1992) serve as a pulse for Black cultural thought. We will also broaden the definition of horror to include classics like Toni Morrison's Beloved and other Black literary giants.

We will engage in reading and writing exercises with film and fiction prompts to lead the workshop toward a place of exploration of our own histories, generational cycles, and cultural monsters.

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

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