MOCA Movie Night: Candyman

Thursday, September 15, 2022 // 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

MOCA Jacksonville 333 N Laura St, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Event Description


Free with admission

Rated R

Geared to an adult audience, but open to all ages.

Watch the film Candyman in connection to the exhibition Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick.

About this event

Oscar winner Jordan Peele and filmmaker Nia DaCosta unleash a fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend: Candyman. For decades, the housing projects of Chicago's Cabrini-Green were terrorized by a ghost story about a supernatural, hook handed killer. In present day, an artist (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) begins to explore the macabre history of Candyman, not knowing it would unravel his sanity and unleash a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

Writer and director Nia DaCosta was directly inspired by the work of artist Kara Walker in the creation of the film. Specifically, her shadow puppet work, currently on display at MOCA as part of the exhibition Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick.

Director: Nia DaCosta Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Kyle Kaminsky

>> Watch the Trailer

>> 'Candyman' Director Nia DaCosta Breaks Down the Shadow Puppet Sequence

MOCA Movie Night is a monthly event that takes place during Third Thursdays at MOCA. Join us for an evening of inspiring film as we present screenings connected to the themes and ideas of our exhibitions and current events.

This movie night will be in a pop-up location within the museum. 


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