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The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster (2023)

Opens on June 9

Director: Bomani J. Story Run Time: 91 min. Release Year: 2023

Starring: Denzel Whitaker, Laya DeLeon Hayes

Country: United States
Language: English

Join us on Wednesday, May 31, for a Sneak Preview of Director Bomani J. Story’s debut feature. The presentation will be followed by a prerecorded Q&A with the director.

About the film:

World Premiere at the 2023 SXSW Film Festival.

Death is ever present in Vicaria’s world – violence, police brutality, substance abuse – and after watching her mother and brother succumb, she’s had enough. Vicaria is going to put an end to all this death… by bringing the dead back to life.

Vicaria is a brilliant teenager who believes death is a disease that can be cured. After the brutal and sudden murder of her brother, she embarks on a dangerous journey to bring him back to life.

“A righteous reinterpretation of the mad scientist”

—Meagan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting

Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster (2023) thematically challenges our ideas of life and death. Bomani J. Story, the film’s writer and director, crafts a thrilling tale about a family that, despite the terrors of systemic pressure, will survive and be reborn again.

About the filmmaker:

Bomani J. Story is a film director, screenwriter, cinematographer, and editor. He spent time writing his own short stories as a child and began his career as a filmmaker making shorts at San Bernardino Valley College. He finished his studies at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. He wrote Rock Steady Row (2018), which went on to win the Best Narrative Feature and the Audience Award at the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival. He celebrated the world premiere of his debut feature, The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster (2023), at the 2023 South by Southwest Film Festival.

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