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September 21, 2016

FILMS OF THE FRENCH EXTREMITY Book Launch

The Black Museum is pleased to present the launch of Alexandra West’s new book Films of the New French Extremity:
Visceral Horror and National Identity
. This new book, which follows Alex’s 2014 Black Museum lecture Quelle Horreur!, is an in-depth study that explores the social implications of cinematic cruelty in French films that range from Irreversible (2002) to Twentynine Palms (2003) and High Tension (2003) to Martyrs (2008). The author will be in attendance and books will be available for purchase ($40, cash only).

September 21, 2016 at 8:00pm
Imperial Pub, 2nd floor, 54 Dundas St E, Toronto
Cost: Free!

Guest author: Alexandra West

Alexandra West has written about genre films for The Toronto Star, Rue Morgue Magazine and Offscreen Film Journal, and regularly contributes to Shock Till You Drop, Famous Monsters of Filmland and Diabolique. In 2012, she co-founded the Faculty of Horror podcast, which explores the analytical side of horror films. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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