They say that before the neighborhood was gentrified, Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing projects were haunted by a supernatural killer known as Candyman. When frustrated painter Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) begins to explore the macabre legend in his work, he opens a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and sets him on a collision course with destiny. A horror classic gets a contemporary incarnation in this blood-chilling work from Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele.
Musician Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (aka Lichens), who composed the score, will join us for a post-film conversation, moderated by Prof. Matt O’Hare of Haverford College.
Presented by Haverford College’s John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities as part of the Strange Truth 2023 series, this screening is free for Tri-Co students, faculty, and staff.
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