Jennifer Kent, The Babadook, 2014 (still); photo: courtesy Photofest

The Babadook

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019

7 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater, Floor 1

$10 Members

$12 General

Introduced by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, film critic for 48 Hills and film programmer for Midnites for Maniacs

Director and screenwriter Jennifer Kent tells the story of a woman who, after the brutal death of her husband, tries to help her son overcome his massive fear of monsters, only to be haunted by the Babadook, a top hat–wearing demonic spirit brought out by a sinister children’s book.

Print source: IFC Films

Film Details

Director: Jennifer Kent
Year: 2014
Running time: 94 minutes
Country: Australia
Format: DCP

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