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An Interview: Tananarive Due with Octavia Butler

Join us on Saturday, February 29th for a special Black History and Women in Horror Month lecture and screening!

Festival programmer (Blood in the Snow Film Festival) and film critic Carolyn Mauricette will discuss the implications of Afrofuturism, authority, and some real-life contradictions behind the scenes of the sci-fi/horror classic, THE OMEGA MAN (1971, dir. Boris Segal). In the meantime, take a look at this recommended read!

Event tickets and info available here!

By Carolyn Mauricette

Tananarive Due, a horror writer and professor, will get a special nod in my upcoming presentation. If you haven’t seen it already, you need to check out the documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, a Shudder original that she supported in her role as executive producer.

In a 2019 article for Essence Magazine entitled “Inside My 90-Minute Visit With Octavia Butler”, Due writes about her 2000 visit with the “Mother of Afrofuturism” and her hero, Octavia E. Butler, who is credited with being the creator of Afrofuturism, and for good reason. Due’s article explores the impact Butler’s writing has had on black speculative fiction. Give it a read!


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