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Add ‘Black Christmas’ to Your Watchlist This Holiday Season

With Christmas fast approaching, and on the anniversary of the release of Black Christmas, today is the perfect day to look back on the career of filmmaker Sophia Takal and add Black Christmas to your holiday watch list. 

Sophia Takal is an American filmmaker and actor known for her fresh and compelling performances, and for her feminist perspective on many film genres, but especially more.


‘Black Christmas’ doesn’t bother with subtlety

Black Christmas puts us into the world of the most stereotypical college imaginable, with the plucky protagonist Riley having to fight a cabal of patriarchal frat boys to save herself and her sisters. Thinking back to my own college experience, I don’t exactly find the same kind of Greek-centric world in my memories of NYU, but the constant encroachment of the patriarchal elite of my school were the same in my college days as they are in Riley’ more.