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Family Trouble: Parenthood, Gender, and the Monstrous-Feminine

Curated By: Julia Elliott

Film Screening Schedule, October 2022

October 6, 6:30 PM: Suicide by Sunlight (Nikyatu Jusu), Columbia Museum of Art 

October 23, 2:30 PM: Titane (Julia Ducournau), Richland Library Main 

October 27, 5:30 PM: Under The Shadow (Babak Anvari), Richland Library Main

Family Trouble: Parenthood, Gender, and the Monstrous-Feminine is a film series that features female monsters who challenge roles women traditionally play in families and communities. This series invites you to join three women on their journeys as they navigate patriarchal societies in which parenthood is both a responsibility and a vulnerability. Deconstructing the dynamics of the nuclear family, these films superimpose supernatural elements to create intense horror narratives that offer nuanced depictions of female monstrosity. Watch the monstrous-feminine come alive as day-walking vampires, demonic djinns, and surreal cyborgs redefine what it means to be human.  

Curated by Julia Elliott and sponsored by the South Carolina Honors College and Women’s and Gender Studies at UofSC, Family Trouble will screen at the Columbia Museum of Art and Richland Library Main. Students from Julia Elliott’s Gender and Horror Class designed all presentational and marketing materials. 


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