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Suspiria (1977)

Director: Dario Argento Run Time: 110 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 1977

Starring: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé

The FOFIF presents a special Halloween screening of SUSPIRIA, emphasizing and celebrating Dario Nicolodi’s co-authorship. Screening before the feature is the short film NO OVERNIGHT PARKING by Meg Swertlow. To make an additional $10 donation to The Future of Film is Female, select the “Event + Donation” ticket on the checkout screen.

“Everything belongs to me in Suspiria.” – Daria Nicolodi

Suspiria is the classic fantasy-horror film directed by Dario Argento in which a young American ballerina goes to a dance school in Berlin only to discover it’s operated by a coven of witches. The story comes from Daria Nicolodi (Argento’s wife and actress) involving her grandmother and the collection of essays, Suspiria de prundis, by Thomas De Quincey; essential influences that both come directly from Nicolodi. The FOFIF presents this beloved film with the context of Nicolodi’s writing and creative labor context in mind.

Inspired by the essay “The Secret Beyond the Door” by Martha Shearer in “Women Make Horror: Filmmaking, Feminism, Genre.

Directed by Meg Swertlow, 2022
10 min.
A woman fleeing her abusive husband gets trapped in an underground parking garage with a misogynistic, masked killer out for blood.