IU CINEMA: Once Haunted (shorts program)

  • September 14, 2019
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-856-CINE
  • 7:00 PM to 7:39 PM
  • Free, but ticketed

Directors Crystal Z Campbell and Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich are scheduled to be present.

A post-film discussion will follow the screening.

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.

Free, but ticketed

Go-Rilla Means War
Not rated | 2017 | HD | 20 min
Directed by Crystal Z Campbell

Using 35mm film salvaged from a now-demolished Black civil rights theater in Brooklyn, Crystal Z Campbell’s Go-Rilla Means War is a filmic relic of gentrification—a parable weaving intersections of development, cultural preservation, and erasure.

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A Quality of Light
Not rated | 2018 | HD | 8 min
Directed by Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich

A Quality of Light is the first part of Hunt-Ehrlich’s Black Composer Trilogy, which draws on her family’s history to shed light on untold stories of Black women artists. This film weaves together archival footage and quotes by writer and political revolutionary Aimé Césaire with scenes that foreground the effects of aging on the director’s grandmother, who was a prolific composer.

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Spit on the Broom
Not rated | 2019 | HD | 11 min
Directed by Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich

Inspired by Hunt-Ehrlich’s working trips with Leigh to visit with the women of the United Order of Tents, Spit on the Broom is a surreal documentary that moves between re-creations of recorded events and lyrical evocations of latent aspects of African American women’s history. At the heart of the film are encounters with the women of the United Order of Tents, who express the group’s core value of self-determination for its members and constituents.

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Running the Screen: Directed by Women is a month-long film screening, public conversation, and masterclass series celebrating and affirming the pioneering contributions of women to the art of filmmaking. IU Cinema has dedicated its entire September 2019 programming line-up to films directed by women in celebration of September as Woman Director Awareness Month.

IU CINEMA: Once Haunted (shorts program)