Saturday, Aug 20 at 3:00 pm
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. George Terwilliger. 1936, 56 mins. Archival 35mm. With Fredi Washington, Philip Brandon, Marie Paxton, Sheldon Leonard. Terwilliger’s today obscure zombie feature stars Washington as Clelie Gordon, a biracial plantation owner who grows wrathful when her white lover rejects her to marry a white woman. Clelie, a powerful voodoo priestess, summons zombie underlings to go after her rival, cementing the zombie’s penchant for expressing fears around endangered white womanhood and miscegenation. Importantly, Ouanga is notable for starring a Black actress, and even as the narrative blatantly antagonizes her, Washington’s presence imbues the film with unexpected depth.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free or discounted for MoMI members ($11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.
Ticketholders may add on a visit to the Living with the Walking Dead exhibition for $10.