In honor of Black Speculative Fiction Month, Midwest BSFA is having two black sci-fi short film nights in October!
Join us as we watch and discuss the following shorts:
A repressed woman does away with her domineering father, freeing herself to pursue her heart’s desire. Using a local folk magic called “root work,” she conjures a demon to aid her in creating the man of her dreams. However, she soon finds herself in a waking nightmare.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world in which water scarcity has extinguished life above ground, one scientist is on a quest to investigate the possibility of germinating seeds beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.
This horror short with a social justice message was shot by sci-fi author Tananarive Due on her iPhone.
A loving fan tribute to the baddest of all black female superheroes – Storm of the X-Men.
Danger Word (18:40)
A 13-year-old girl and her grandfather, hiding out in a wooded cabin after a plague, meet the challenge of their lives when her birthday trip to a trading post goes horribly awry.
6:30-7:45 p.m., Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, College Hill branch, 1400 W. North Bend Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45224.