Once Haunted is a multi-venue series examining the idea of haunting, both as a multifaceted trope of desire, physical ruins, loss, and social change, as well as a citation from specific genres of horror and surrealism.
Discussion to follow screening.
Suicide by Sunlight (2018, NR, 17 min.), dir. Nikyatu Jusu
Valentina, a day-walking black vampire protected from the sun by her melanin, is forced to restrain her bloodlust to regain custody of her estranged daughters. Sundance nominee for short film Grand Jury Prize.
Everybody Dies! (2016, NR, 9 min.), dir. Nuotama Bodomo
This short film by Ghanaian director Nuotama Bodomo made its debut in 2016 as part of the anthology collective: unconscious.
Hair Wolf (2018, NR, 11 min.), dir. Mariama Diallo
The staff of a black hair salon fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture. Winner US Fiction at Sundance 2018.
Shiplap (2019, NR, 6 min 52 sec), dir. Eva Hageman
Shiplap is a videographic essay that Hageman completed as part of a workshop she participated in at Middlebury College in summer 2019. Videographic criticism is a mode of analysis that uses video as its prime method of engagement. Hageman’s videographic essay shiplap comes out of her research for her book manuscript on the narrative functions of race and the concept of ‘relatability’ in reality television development, especially in lifestyle programming (such as the HGTV shows House Hunters, Fixer Upper, and Home Town).
Eva Hageman's video essay Voice-over (2019) examines what lies beneath HGTV's House Hunters.
Sponsored by IU BFC/A and hosted by the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive/Screening Room.
*This event is free, but ticketed, and open to the public.
*The Screening Room temperature tends to run cool, so please remember to bring a jacket or sweater.
*No food or drink is permitted in the Screening Room.