Wed, 19 Oct|
Treadwell’s Horror Movie Night - The Bloodettes
The Bloodettes will be introduced by Voodoo Priestess Lilith Dorsey M.A. digitally from New Orleans.
Time & Location
19 Oct 2022, 19:00 – 21:30
London, 33 Store St, London WC1E 7BS, UK
About The Event
Treadwell’s is delighted to announce the Treadwell’s Horror Season!
We are screening an occult horror film every Wednesday in October, with an expert speaker to introduce each film. Free drink on arrival, laughter, scares, socialising and fun are all promised.
Director: Jean-Pierre Bekolo
Runtime: 92 minutes
Cast: Adèle Ado, Dorylia Calmel, Emile Abossolo M’bo
“How can you make a horror film in a place where death is a party?” asks Cameroonian director Jean-Pierre Bekolo in the outrageous and outrageously good sci-fi day-glo zombie political thriller The Bloodettes (Les Saignantes).
Majolie and Chouchou aren’t able to ignore the moral double-talk of the political class. That’s because they’re sex workers, frequented by the elites of a near-future unnamed African state. But when one of their clients dies in flagrante, they must do all they can to reanimate him, dragging his body as a rebuke through a dirty city with a clean surface.
Playing something like an afro-futurist version of Tangerine, or a black feminist take on Thelma & Louise (where the corpse joins the road trip), The Bloodettes is riotous, deeply cool and full of the ambivalence and complexity that can only be expressed by genre. A great introduction to modern African cinema.
The film will be introduced by Lilith Dorsey digitally from New Orleans. Lilith Dorsey M.A., hails from many magickal traditions, including Afro-Caribbean, Celtic, and Indigenous American spirituality. Their traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University, and the University of London, and their magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo. Lilith Dorsey is also a Voodoo Priestess and in that capacity has been doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons, is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly, filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water: Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation,’ and choreographer/performer for jazz legend Dr. John’s “Night Tripper” Voodoo Show.
They have long been committed to providing accurate and respectful information about the African Traditional Religions and are proud to be a published Black author of such titles as 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess, The African-American Ritual Cookbook, Love Magic, Orishas, Goddesses and Voodoo Queens, Water Magic and the newly re-released Voodoo and African Traditional Religion.
Other Treadwell’s Horror Movie Nights:
The Blood on Satan's Claw - Wednesday 5th October
Haxan - Wednesday 12th October
The Bloodettes - Wednesday 19th October
Movie Night Ticket
Your ticket includes a free drink upon arrival