Stree (Dir. Amar Kaushik, 2018, 2h 9min)
This Hindi-language horror-comedy takes a new look at a folk legend, centering on a ghostly bride and the terror she invokes in men who dare to come out at night. Combining comedy and horror, Stree flips the traditional narratives about women’s fear and punishments inflicted on people who transgress social norms. Special guest Aditi Sen of Queen’s University will join the hosts for the film and discussion.
• Mara Thacker, Global Popular Culture and South Asian Studies Librarian,
International and Area Studies Library
• Beth Watkins, Spurlock Museum and Hindi film journalist
Event hosts will introduce the film at the start time, be available for questions as the film plays, and stay online after for Q&A.
Netflix Party information
Netflix Party enables synchronized viewing with a window for typed chat as the film plays.
This event requires use of your own Netflix account and installation of the Netflix Party extension on the Chrome browser. Netflix Party links will be posted on the Spurlock Museum event webpage and in the Facebook event information on the day of each event.
The Netflix Party extension can be downloaded from this link: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/netflix-party/oocalimimngaihdkbihfgmpkcpnmlaoa?hl=en
Image courtesy of Maddock Films/D2R Films.