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The American Cinematheque is proud to co-present a Los Angeles double feature from The Future of Film is Female celebrating the release of Robin Means Coleman and Mark H. Harris’ new book, The Black Guy Dies First: Black Horror Cinema from Fodder to Oscar. Pre-order link here.
A definitive and surprising exploration of the history of Black horror films, after the rising success of GET OUT, CANDYMAN, and Lovecraft Country from creators behind the acclaimed documentary, Horror Noire.
The Black Guy Dies First explores the Black journey in modern horror cinema, from the fodder epitomized by SPIDER BABY to the Oscar-winning cinematic heights of GET OUT and beyond. This eye-opening book delves into the themes, tropes, and traits that have come to characterize Black roles in horror since 1968, a year in which race made national headlines in iconic moments from the enactment of the 1968 Civil Rights Act and Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in April. This timely book is a must-read for cinema and horror fans alike.
The Future of Film is Female is a non-profit organization based in New York whose mission is to amplify the work of all women and non-binary filmmakers through its Short Film Fund, exhibition programming, and building community.
$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)
Los Feliz 3 | Introduction by author Mark H. Harris
Los Feliz 3 | Recorded introduction by the authors
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