AFTER DARK Annual Horror + SciFi Program

Saturday, October 30, 2021, 12:00:00 AM UTC

AFTER DARK 2021


AFTER DARK is an annual program that delves into the creative, spooky, and speculative world of horror and sci-fi storytelling. Witness how African + Black Diasporic filmmakers, writers, artists, and characters are contributing to the cult circuit while flipping the script on these mind-bending genres.

Join us for a series of watch parties with live commentary by special guests on contemporary Black horror featuring:


SWEETHEART (2019, USA, 82 mins), Directed by JD Dillard
With Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman


HIS HOUSE (2020, USA/UK, 93 mins), Directed by Remi Weekes
With Isabella Price and Sade’ Sellers


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HOW TO WATCH

·  Open Chrome + download the Scener extension

·  Log-in to Scener.com or register a new account

·  Visit Scener.com/blackcinemacltv to join the party via Netflix

For additional help, visit scener.com/faq

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Organized and designed by Chile Dulce
Presented by Black Cinema Collective (BCC)

#blackcinemacollective #bccafterdark


EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday, October 29
5:00 pm PST / 7:00 pm CST
Only on Scener via Netflix

Facebook Event Page

AFTER DARK 2021 - watch party + live commentary

Feat. SWEETHEART (2019, USA, 82 mins)
With special guest Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman


ABOUT THE FILM + GUEST

SWEETHEART (2019, USA, 82 mins), Directed by JD Dillard
Jenn has washed ashore a small tropical island and it doesn't take her long to realize she's completely alone. She must spend her days not only surviving the elements, but must also fend off the malevolent force that comes out each night.


DR. ROBIN R. MEANS COLEMAN is Vice President & Associate Provost for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, and the Ida B. Wells and Ferdinand Barnett Professor of Communication Studies at Northwestern University. An award-winning scholar, Dr. Coleman’s work focuses on media studies and the cultural politics of Blackness. Dr. Coleman is the author of Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present (2011, Routledge) and African-American Viewers and the Black Situation Comedy: Situating Racial Humor (2000, Routledge).  She is co-author of Intercultural Communication for Everyday Life (2014, Wiley-Blackwell). She is the editor of Say It Loud! African American Audiences, Media, and Identity (2002, Routledge) and co-editor of Fight the Power! The Spike Lee Reader (2008, Peter Lang). She is also the author of a number of other academic and popular publications. She has three new books about Black horror soon to be published. Dr. Coleman is featured in, and co-executive produced, the critically acclaimed, award-winning documentary film Horror Noire which is based on her book Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present. The film features a ‘who’s who’ cast, to include: Jordan Peele (Get Out; Us), Tananarive Due (My Soul to Keep), Ashlee Blackwell (graveyardshiftsisters.com), William Crain (Blacula), Rusty Cundieff (Tales from the Hood), Rachel True (The Craft), Ernest Dickerson (The Walking Dead; Bones), Keith David (The Thing), Mark Harris (blackhorrormovies.com) and a host of other horror stars and experts.

Follow Dr. Coleman on Facebook + Twitter @MeansColeman
Learn more about Dr. Coleman’s academic work at bit.ly/3CeKHKV


Saturday, October 30
6:00 pm PST / 7:00 pm MST
Only on Scener via Netflix

Facebook Event Page

AFTER DARK 2021 - watch party + live commentary

Feat. HIS HOUSE (2020, USA/UK, 93 mins)
With special guests Isabella Price and Sade’ Sellers


ABOUT THE FILM + GUESTS

HIS HOUSE (2020, USA/UK, 93 mins), Directed by Remi Weekes
A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface.


ISABELLA PRICE is a filmmaker, writer, podcaster, host, performer and youtuber from the PNW. She has worked on CUT’s 100 Years of Beauty series, produced a horror film burlesque live show called Nocturnal Emissions, and directed a virtual national run of Mae West’s play SEX in 2020.  Currently she works with Langston Seattle, as the Film Programs Manager curating their Fade to Black series, focused on Black filmmakers and the Black image in media and as the Seattle Black Film Festival Programs Manager.

Follow Isabella on Twitter+ IG @Izzyvonghoul


SADE’ SELLERS is a screenwriter and producer based in Burbank, California. Originally from Michigan’s capital, Sade’ has been working in the entertainment industry since 2009. In 2017, Sade’ was a finalist for Tv One’s Screenwriting competition for her teleplay, The Replacement. This achievement motivated the network to hire her as a writer for their upcoming movie of the week event, Deadly Dispatch, which premiered on the platform in the summer of 2019. Through that process, Sade’ met casting director Leah Daniels-Butler who was in the midst of staffing her production company, 1oneninety5. Sade’ then rose to the role of Vice President of Content Acquisitions and Development and spent the next year learning the ecosystem of film and television development from pitching to production. Using that experience, and bound at home due to COVID-19, Sade’ made a return to her first love, screenwriting, utilizing her free time to write new content. Currently, Sade’ is practicing social distancing with her beloved dog, Majon, in Burbank. At the same time, she is recording her monthly horror review podcast, Afro Horror, which was recently adapted into a weekly blog series for Final Draft. She enjoys cooking, baking, and catching up on programs such as The Undoing and The Morning Show.

Follow Sade’ on Twitter @IAMSadeSellers @afrohorror + IG @sadesellers @afrohorror
Learn more about Sade’s work at sadesellers.com and afrohorror.com