Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!
Introduced by Shay Filmore
Director: Bernard Rose Run Time: 99 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1992
Starring: Tony Todd, Virgina Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Kasi Lemmons
Set in Chicago’s infamous public-housing project Caprini-Green, Clive Barker’s Candyman is a corporeal horror film that embodies racial and gender politics.
Skeptical graduate student Helen Lyle’s investigation of the “Candyman” urban legend – where a hooked-hand killer can be summoned by saying his name five times in a mirror – not only initiates a series of new unexplained murders but also ignites a realization that personal traumas can violently exist beyond the grave. With its inclusion of architectural connections and spiritual conversions (rooms within the projects are linked to each other and are from where Candyman emerges), Candyman destablizes and eviscerates the results produced when urban development and cultural politics collide.
Shayana Filmore is a film programmer who currently lives in Brooklyn. She has worked with the Atlanta Film Festival, Newfest, AFI Docs and The Future of Film is Female. She is also the co-host of movie podcast She’s Great in That.