Chauncey -Theater 1 Fri, Aug 27 12:00 AM
Series Info
Series:Coming Soon
African Diaspora
Reel Representation
Film Info
Runtime:91 minutes
Director:Nia DaCosta
Year Released:2021
Production Country:USA


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Writer/director Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) directs this contemporary incarnation of the cult classic with Oscar winner Jordan Peele (Get Out) co-writing and producing. For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Us) and his partner, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris, If Beale Street Could Talk), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials. With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini-Green old-timer (Colman Domingo, Zola) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.