A screening of the British cult classic Devil Girl from Mars (1954), followed by a conversation with writers Claire L. Evans and Claire Phillips about feminism in science fiction and the sci-fi climate of Butler’s childhood and early career. Butler often sited Devil Girl from Mars as a sort of anti-muse; after watching it as a child, she was sure she could write a better story.
The film will be screened outdoors in Clockshop's courtyard. Free popcorn; drinks available for purchase.
This event is part of Clockshop’s Radio Imagination, a series of programs and artist commissions exploring the legacy of Octavia E. Butler.