My Joy Films Invites All of Los Angeles To A Special Preview Screening of "My Dead Selfie"
Director Joy Shannon takes you into the world of the macabre with her award-winning film titled My Dead Selfie. Three special complimentary preview screenings will take place in the Los Angeles area.
"My Dead Selfie" centers on an African American woman, played by Sharena Walker. Her character is married to a White man, played by A.J Garrett. What appears to be a seemingly perfect marriage is unraveled when the husband begins practicing parts of the occult to break a curse placed on his family during slavery. The ritual he conducts was passed down to him by his slave-owning ancestors. The historical references within the film address the underlying fears and superstitions of that era.
For Joy, "My Dead Selfie" gave her the freedom to write and direct a film that, in the past, might have crossed the invisible lines of creative freedom and social limitations often put on Black filmmakers. In spite of manifesting in a male-dominated industry, this low budget film gained recognition after winning The Best Experimental Feature Film award from the prestigious Downtown LA Film Festival. As an established indie filmmaker, Joy has maintained a constant vision and steady evolution by directing cutting-edge films in various genres; and she plans to venture into more.
Joy has always had a keen interest in the supernatural and horror genre, which led to her writing and directing the film. Her concern for social issues, including race relations, was part of her inspiration for writing the script. Combining those two elements seemed natural for Joy. "The history of the African American experience has been horrific in many ways," Joy says, adding that it is, "much like being trapped in a real-life horror film."
April 13, 2019, Sat, 10:30 am, at The Laemmle Town Center Theater, 17200 Ventura Blvd, Encino, 91316. There is free parking for this screening only in the strip mall's upper and lower levels.
April 20, 2019, Sat, 10:30 am, at The Laemmle NOHO Theater, 5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, 91601.
April 27, 2019, Sat 10:30 am, at The Laemmle Royal Theater, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, 90025.
Running time: 98 minutes. A brief Q&A will follow.
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PRESS on "My Dead Selfie":
In LA Weekly, "My Dead Selfie" is next to Jordan Peele's "Us":
Splash LA Magazine: https://splashmags.com/
Voyage LA: http://voyagela.com/
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