Ganja & Hess: Intro and Film

Tuesday 31th October

Join us on Halloween for a blaxploitation vampire story as part of our Black History Month and horror season.


As the nights draw and day light gets shorter, the Portico Library is embracing horror and exploring what makes us shiver. Starting with Black History Month, Erica Tucker has curated and will introduce two classic films that explore African American identity. Screened in the intimate space of our Reading Room, join us for a very special evening.

After being stabbed with an ancient, germ-infested knife, a doctor’s assistant finds himself with an insatiable desire for blood. Starring Duane Jones and Marlene Clark and written / directed by Bill Gunn, Ganja and Hess is a vampire story exploring the taste for power, love and identity.

Certificated at 18. We will ask for age verifying ID if you look younger.

Part of the Ubuntu series of events organised by Zebra Partnerships.

Any information on the licencee for this film would be gratefully received.

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