Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 7 – 8:30 pm

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208

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