Film Screening “Holy Spider”

Holy SpiderFilm Screening “Holy Spider”

Friday, April 21 |7:00-9:00pm

Rubenstein Arts Center Film Theater

Duke University

A journalist descends into the dark underbelly of the Iranian holy city of Mashhad as she investigates the serial killings of sex workers by the so-called “Spider Killer”, who believes he is cleansing the streets of sinners. As she tries to bring him to justice, support for his actions grows as many hail him a hero on a religious quest. “Profoundly compelling, expertly made, and quite intentionally horrifying… Abbasi could hardly be clearer about what he’s saying, and his stone-cold clincher of a coda chills you to the bone.” –Telegraph Rubenstein Arts Center parking info:


Sponsored by the Graduate Student Association of Iranians at Duke and Duke Cinematic Arts