Severin Films Presents: NARRATIVES OF RESISTANCE IN FOLK HORROR

Tue August 25, 2020
3:00 PM
FREE EVENT

With panelists Kinitra Brooks (author, Searching for Sycorax: Black Women’s Hauntings of Contemporary Horror), Bernice M. Murphy (author, The Rural Gothic in American Popular Culture), Michelle Latimer (director: The Inconvenient Indian) and Mikel Koven (author, Film, Folklore, and Urban Legends), moderated by Kier-La Janisse (director/producer, Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror)

In anticipation of Severin Films’ upcoming documentary Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror, this panel shifts away from the traditional view of folk horror as a specifically British phenomena to look at folk horror coming from different perspectives, including Jewish folk horror, Indigenous folk horror, folk horror derived from slave history in the Americas and more. From Dybbuks to Conjure Women and Ozark Witches, we will investigate how the “folk” aspects of these films - which are often presented as the source of the horror - can be a means of navigating everyday monsters, and folk traditions a source of empowerment to marginalized communities that have endured cultural erasure.

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Showings

Tue August 25, 2020
3:00 PM