This weekend, Hayley Millar Baker’s 2O23 noir film, The Umbra, will screen as part of ACCA’s Screams on Screen – a curated horror program presenting art, feature films, rarely seen experimental shorts, artist and director talks, and live music that celebrate the monstrous emotions and transgressive, rebellious forces that fuel the horror genre.

Hayley’s film will screen this Saturday, 17.O2.2O24 at The Capitol, Melbourne at 6pm as part of the Experimental Art-Horror Shorts Program exploring the theme ‘The Dark Domestic’.

‘Illuminating the darkest and quietest part of the night when the veil to the physical and spiritual realms are at its thinnest, The Umbra unites the living with the ethereal through an occurrence of astral travel between an adolescent woman and a young spirit brought to physicality. The Umbra is a slow-cinema filmic work that centres female power and strength in reference to elements of the horror genre that is often focused on women’s psychosis.’

The Umbra at Screams on Screen
Saturday, 17.O2.2O24, 6pm
(Doors open 5.3Opm)
The Capitol [Offsite]
113 Swanston St, Melbourne
Tickets $1O – $15
Book now


Image: Hayley Millar Baker’s The Umbra, installation view at RISING: Melbourne Festival 2O23. Image credit: Christo Crocker.

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