CAST: Meosha Bean, Ashlee Blackwell, Robin R. Means Coleman DIRECTOR: Xavier Burgin BLACK HISTORY MONTH | WEIRD ELEPHANT SPECIAL SCREENING
Based on the acclaimed book of the same name by Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, HORROR NOIRE takes a critical look at a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and embraced both black filmmakers and black audiences. Featuring interviews with Ernest Dickerson (Bones), Rusty Cundieff (Tales from the Hood), Jordan Peele (Us), Tina Mabry (Mississippi Damned), Tony Todd (Candyman), Paula Jai Parker (Tales from the Hood), Tananarive Due (My Soul to Keep), and Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman.
Screens with short film #StopErasingBlackPeople with filmmakers Jamika Scott and Cana Marie in attendance. The film, directed by members of the Tacoma Action Collective (Christopher Paul Jordan, Cana Marie, Jamika Scott, Jaleesa Trapp), won Best Pierce County Short or Feature Film at the 2019 Tacoma Film Festival.