The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster


The Main 2 Wed, May 31, 2023 7:00 PM
Film Info
Program:Special Screenings
Release Year:2023
Runtime:91 min
Print Source:RLJE Films
Social Justice
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


Wednesday, May 31 at 7:00 PM | A special one-night nationwide screening event that includes a recorded post-screening Q&A with writer/director Bomani J. Story.

MSPIFF42 Encore Engagement

“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.

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