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Nanny: Digging Deeper into Movies with Nick Davis

Nikyatu Jusu’s Sundance-winning Nanny synthesizes and creatively extends two longstanding cinematic legacies: Gothic horrors of domestic servitude, in which a governess is haunted by a house, by her young charges, or both; and realist dramas of migrant labor, in which women from developing nations often contend with the personal and professional travails of earning money far away from their families. Via clips from both traditions, we will lay context for the innovative twist on sinister folklore that audiences are about to watch.

Join the Chicago International Film Festival and Nick Davis, Northwestern Professor and film critic, for a series of free interactive lectures exploring recent releases and festival films from around the world with a focus on the nuances of imagery, editing, and sound that complicate story and theme. This discussion is free and open to the public.


This event series is made possible with the support of the Robert & Penelope Steiner Family Foundation.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601


This event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are encouraged.

Immediately following the discussion at 5:45pm, Nanny will screen as part of the Black Harvest Film Festival. Tickets for this screening can be purchased here.

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