Serial Mom + Panel Discussion with Peter Marra

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Director: John Waters Run Time: 94 min. Release Year: 1994

Starring: Justin Whalin, Kathleen Turner, Matthew Lillard, Ricki Lake, Sam Waterston

A picture perfect middle class family is shocked when they find out that one of their neighbors is receiving obscene phone calls. The mom takes slights against her family very personally, and it turns out she is indeed the one harassing the neighbor. As other slights befall her beloved family, the body count begins to increase.

Join us for a panel discussion of the queer theory of Serial Mom with Peter Marra!

Peter Marra holds a PhD in English with a focus in Film & Media Studies from Wayne State University. His forthcoming book, Queer Slashers, argues the queer lineage and function of the slasher and explores variations on the subgenre by queer filmmakers. Additional work appears in Film Criticism, Bright Lights Film Journal, and the edited collections Recovering 1940s Horror Cinema (Lexington Books, 2015), ReFocus: The Films of William Castle (Edinburgh UP, 2018), and Final Girls, Feminism, and Popular Culture (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2020).

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