U.S., 1995, 98 min, DCP, Dir. Rusty Cundieff, Rated R, Universal

Tales from the Hood

Saturday, October 22

“Rusty Cundieff's Tales from the Hood is a smart and sassy horror anthology that mixes blunt shocks and sharp satire.” – Joe Leydon, Variety

“In each macabre tale, Cundieff reconsiders the past through a new method of evaluation and representation, using grim horror stories to capture a glimpse of modern and historical reality.” – Brian Eggert, Deep Focus Review

Rusty Cundieff’s Tales from the Hood (1995) is perhaps THE definitive Black Horror film of the 1990s, with an anthology format exploring different forms of horror from the African-American experience. Stories of external trauma such ast police brutality and racist politicians are juxtaposed against internal stories like domestic abuse and the price of street violence. In this film, the supernatural serves up justice for wrongs that often go unaddressed in the real world. – Tananarive Due

This film screens as part of In Exhibition With: Tananarive Due

TANANARIVE DUE (tah-nah-nah-REEVE doo) is an award-winning author who teaches Black Horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA. She is an executive producer on Shudder's groundbreaking documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. She and her husband/collaborator Steven Barnes wrote "A Small Town" for Season 2 of Jordan Peele's "The Twilight Zone" (Paramount+) and two episodes of Shudder's Horror Noire anthology film. A leading voice in black speculative fiction for more than 20 years, Due has won an American Book Award, an NAACP Image Award, and a British Fantasy Award, and her writing has been included in best-of-the-year anthologies. Her books include Ghost Summer: Stories, My Soul to Keep, and The Good House. She and her late mother, civil rights activist Patricia Stephens Due, co-authored Freedom in the Family: a Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights. She is married to author Steven Barnes, with whom she collaborates on screenplays. They live with their son, Jason, and two cats.

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