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 winner for best short film.
Everybody Dies! (2016, NR, 9 min.), dir. Nuotama Bodomo
This short film by Ghanaian director and winner of the Berresford Prize, Nuotama Bodomo (as Frances Bodomo), made its debut in 2016 as part of the anthology collective: unconscious.
Shiplap (2019, NR), dir. Eva Hageman
Eva Hageman's video essay Shiplap (2019) examines 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.