A special one-night nationwide screening event that includes a recorded post-screening Q&A with writer/director Bomani J. Story.
MSP Film Society
“It has been a dream of mine to bring an adaptation of Frankenstein to film through the Black lens with a lead character as smart as my sister.” Director Bomani J. Story has done just that with The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster, a stunning and fresh take on Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s classic.
Vicaria (Laya DeLeon Hayes) is a brilliant 17-year-old, whose future seems bright. But when her brother, Kango (Denzel Whitaker), is brutally murdered, Vicaria turns all of her intelligence towards one goal: “curing” death. Vicaria’s success might be short-lived, as the now-revived Kango emerges as a very different person than she once knew. Bomani J. Story’s feature debut challenges our ideas of life and death following a family that, despite the terrors of systemic pressure, will survive and be reborn together again.