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3 Apr 2020 2:24 PM | Keith Marrocco (Administrator)

Greetings cinephiles!

First an announcement about where where we currently stand.

The Queen Theatre will continue to postpone any of the movies or events we had planned to show.  We hope to continue with our Member's Picked Flicks and our screening of Freaks  as soon as the Queen reopens.
Similarly, any months that the Queen's Film Society is not screening Member's Picked Flicks will not count agains their 12 month membership. I certainly look forward to seeing all of you again in person, but until then...

In conjunction with the Queen Theatre and Film Movement, we are bringing international, first-run cinema to your home during the quarantine! We will also be setting up online discussions with professors and other film experts from A&M and other campuses in the weeks ahead. The proceeds of these rentals will go to The Queen Theatre and The Queen's Film Society.

First up is "Zombi Child," the latest feature from French master Bertrand Bonello ("Saint Laurent," "Nocturama").

Synopsis: Haiti, 1962. A man is brought back from the dead only to be sent to the living hell of the sugarcane fields. In Paris, 55 years later, at a prestigious all-girls boarding school, Melissa, a young Haitian teenager, confesses an old family secret to a group of new friends - never imagining that this strange tale will convince a heartbroken classmate to do the unthinkable…

Critical Response:
“Mixing political commentary, ethnography, teenage melodrama and genre horror, the film is an unashamedly cerebral study of multiple themes – colonialism, revolution, liberalism, racial difference and female desire - with its unconventional narrative structure taking us a journey that’s as intellectually demanding as it is compelling. Bonello takes Haitian history and culture absolutely seriously, and in juxtaposing them with the most exclusively white French experience imaginable..., 'Zombi Child' poses timely and provocative questions."
—Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily

“'Zombi Child' peels back centuries of racist stereotypes to rescue Voodoo from the stuff of black magic and portray it instead as a kind of communion — a communion between spirits, a communion between generations, and a communion between the dislocated joints of an empire. [E]ven the most terrifying scenes are rooted in something real.”
—David Ehrlich, IndieWire

“'Zombi Child'... functions equally as a delirious teen-horror reverie, a serious study of the zombie myth, and an open-ended riff on the persistence of the colonial past.”
—Dennis Lim, ArtForum

To screen "Zombi Child" in your own home any time from April 3-16, visit The price is $12 for a 72-hour rental. 50% of the revenue goes to support the Queen’s Film Society and the Queen Theatre.

More on the film "Zombi Child":

This new Digital Cinema service works on Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku, or Chromecast or on your digital device or computer. For more information on how to watch Zombi Child at home, visit:

To take part in the first Zoom discussion of this film, which is Wednesday, April 8th at 7pm use the following link on your browser:… or go through your Zoom application on your computer, digital device, or phone and use this meeting ID number: 777 547 589. You will be asked for a password. It is: 592880.

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That is all for the moment.  Stay safe and watch movies.  I will see you all at the Zoom meeting!

Alex Garza
QFS president.

The Queen's Film Society

Bryan, Texas

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