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Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

 Robin R. Means Coleman on Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror
Robin R. Means Coleman on Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror
Cinema
October
25
7 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Fri October 25, 2019
7 PM

Location:

The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Audience:

Free and open to the public

Details:

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror
(Xavier Burgin, 2019, USA, DCP, 83 min)

Block Cinema welcomes scholar, author, and University of Michigan professor Robin R. Means Coleman to introduce and discuss the new documentary Horror Noire, based on her field-changing 2011 book Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to the Present. Both the book and the film examine the alternately problematic and affirming history of Black Americans in the horror genre, in front of and behind the camera. The documentary pairs filmmakers, actors, and scholars (including Coleman, who is also an executive producer on the film) in lively discussions, and features a wealth of clips of iconic films from the past and present. 

In person: media historian  Robin R. Means Coleman

Co-presented by Block Cinema with Humanities On the MAP, sponsored by the School of Communication

Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu