Monday, September 8, 2008

Women in Horror Panel & Discussion

Dark Carnival Film Festival Presents:
“Women in Horror” Panel & Discussion
SEPTEMBER 16-21, 2008

Dark Carnival Film Festival unveils a shocking and evocative panel dealing with one of the hottest and provocative topics in horror history— Women in Horror. Throughout the history of horror cinema, the role of women has been long debated, scrutinized, and fetishized. And now women are taking back the genre.

On Saturday, September 20th at 12 p.m., join actor/director Susan Adriensen (The Blood Shed, Under the Raven’s Wing), actor/writer/producer Kimberly Amato (Under the Raven’s Wing), IU faculty of Communications and Culture Joan Hawkins, producer/writer/director Jennifer Friend (Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula), and horror scream queen Tiffany Shepis (Dark Reel, Nightmare Man, Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula), as they explore the multiple facets and roles that women occupy within the horror genre.

Featuring discussions on the female body, the historical representations of women in horror, and the role of women behind the camera, this panel is sure to bring shocking new ideas to the cutting room floor. The panel is to be followed by a double feature film screening, showing Susan Adriensen’s Under the Raven’s Wing and Jennifer Friend’s Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula.

This panel is sponsored by Indiana University’s Department of Communication & Culture. Student tickets will be available for the panel discussion & screening series for $4.

Tickets are on sale now. Weekend passes include access to all the festival screenings, including the Starlite Drive-In, and are only $25, or $19 for all students. (VIP Banquet Passes sold separately). Individual day passes are only $12 and just $6 for Thursday night at the Starlight Drive-In; and $6 for Sunday 2 to 7pm at the Rose Firebay in the John Waldron Arts Center.

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The Dark Carnival is sponsored by Rue Morgue Magazine, Avid Software, Final Draft, B97 FM, Bucceto’s, Midwest Color Printing, Pizza Express, Brian D. Culp/Ambush Entertainment, Scholar’s Inn, Ten Thirty-One Pictures, 25 North Productions, Garden of Eden, Cardinal Fitness, Opie Taylor’s, Stimline, The Cinemat, A Summerhouse Inn, Campus Costume, The Uptown Café, Haunted Indiana Magazine, Baked, and Plan Nine Film Emporium.

David E. Pruett, Festival Director
Dark Carnival Film Festival