The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster
Directed by: Bomani J. Story
USA, 2023, 91m
East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening
Vicaria is a brilliant teenager who believes death is a disease that can be cured. After the brutal murder of her brother, she embarks on a desperate journey to bring him back to life, while dealing with friendship, school pressure, and navigating the dangers of life right outside of her doorstep. Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this directorial debut from screenwriter Bomani J. Story (Rock Steady Row) thematically challenges our ideas of life and death. Grounded by a compelling and intensely passionate performance from Laya DeLeon Hayes (TVs The Equalizer) and spectacular supporting turns from Chad L. Coleman (The Wire and The Walking Dead) as Vicaria’s father, and Denzel Whitacre (Black Panther) as her drug-dealing nemesis Kango, The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster is both a blood-soaked modern-day horror film and a thrilling tale about a family that, despite the terrors of systemic pressure, will survive and be reborn again.