When: Sat., Sept. 7, 8 p.m. 2019
An independent horror film that serves as an allegory about STDs set in Detroit? What the shit?! OK — so the 2015 David Robert Mitchell thriller It Follows is a bit more complicated than that, but not really. Jay, the film’s antagonist and the 19-year-old girl who is plagued by freaky visions and an unshakable notion that she is being followed after she has sex in a parked car and is, moments later, chloroformed only to wake up tied to a wheelchair in the Packard Plant. It Follows is not a slasher flick nor a campy romp through kitsch territory à la Michigan-made Evil Dead. Instead, it comes across as a modern study in what makes John Carpenter films so great — suspense and the unknown. Actresses from the film Leisa Pulido and Ruby Harris will be in attendance for this screening.