HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR presented by BRITT SANKOFA

Director: Xavier Burgin Run Time: 83 min. Release Year: 2019

Starring: Ashlee Blackwell, Keith David, Meosha Bean, Rusty Cundieff, William Crain

HORROR NOIRE: Adapted from Robert Means Coleman’s book of the same name, HORROR NOIRE is a documentary that examines black contributions to the horror genre from the 1890s to the present. Featuring archival footage, film clips, and interviews, HORROR NOIRE gives voice and reason to the artists who survived decades of silence and exploitation, and offers insight to the intersectionalities of art and the black experience.

VAMP NOIRE is a 3-part showcase of black horror films focusing on vampire narratives. Part of Suns Cinema’s October/Halloween line-up, VAMP NOIRE will highlight African American contributions to horror cinema. Each blood-sucking and blood-curdling film and doc will end with a Q&A hosted by DC-based artist and filmmaker Britt Sankofa.

BRITT SANKOFA is a filmmaker, writer, and artist from Washington DC. Her works have been featured in the SAAM ‘Women Filmmakers Festival” (2019), Virginia Film Festival (2018), Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival (2019), and the Afrikana Independent Film Festival (2017, 2019). Britt has a huge passion for black history and cinema and works towards building
relationships between the two.

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