The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster


Capri Theater Sat, Apr 15, 2023 6:30 PM
The Main 4 Sat, Apr 22, 2023 9:40 PM
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Festival Programs:Dark Out
Release Year:2023
Runtime:91 min
Print Source:RLJE Films
Culture & Society
Social Justice
First Feature
Family Drama
Black Perspectives
Director:Bomani J. Story
Executive Producer:Jeremy Elliott
Jasmine Johnson
Producer:Jack Davis
Darren Brandl
Bomani J. Story
Cinematographer:Daphne Qin Wu
Screenwriter:Bomani J. Story
Editor:Annie De Brock
Composer:Nima Fakhrara
Principal Cast:Laya DeLeon Hayes
Denzel Whitaker
Chad Coleman
Reilly Brooke Stith
Keith Sean Holliday
Amani Summer Boyles
Edem Atsu-Swanzy


Writer/director Bomani J. Story attending the 6:30pm screening on Saturday, April 15th at the Capri Theater.

“It has been a dream of mine to bring an adaptation of Frankenstein to film through the Black lens with a lead character as smart as my sister.” Director Bomani J. Story has done just that with The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster, a stunning and fresh take on Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s classic.

Vicaria (Laya DeLeon Hayes) is a brilliant 17-year-old, whose future seems bright. But when her brother, Kango (Denzel Whitaker), is brutally murdered, Vicaria turns all of her intelligence towards one goal: “curing” death. Vicaria’s success might be short-lived, as the now-revived Kango emerges as a very different person than she once knew. Bomani J. Story’s feature debut challenges our ideas of life and death following a family that, despite the terrors of systemic pressure, will survive and be reborn together again.

Director Biography

Bomani J. Story wrote stories as a child and studied filmmaking at the University of Southern California's school of Cinematic Arts. He is the director of the short films “Hollow Tags” (2012), “Mill Street” (2014), and “Nerves of Steel” (2015). The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster (2023) is his debut feature.