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SUNDAY: Indigenous women poets, writers, and musicians explore the power of language, story, and song in today’s fight for environmental and cultural justice. With a focus on the Standing Rock Resistance, Words for Water is a call to action and awareness around protection of sacred sites, cultures and languages, and our water, air, and earth. Featuring Natalie Diaz, Jennifer Foerster, Joy Harjo, Toni Jensen, Layli Long Solider, Deborah Miranda, and Laura Ortman and contributions by Heid E. Erdrich and Louise Erdrich. Tickets at whitney.org. Can’t make it? We’ll be streaming the event live on our Facebook page.

[Photograph of Standing Rock by Natalie Diaz]

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10 Horror Films Directed by Women to Watch This Halloween

American Mary (Jen and Sylvia Soska, 2012)

Broke medical student Mary Mason (Katharine Isabelle) stumbles into the underground world of body modification while looking for a part time job to pay the bills. 

American Psycho (Mary Harron, 2000)

Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) a wealthy, vain twenty-something investment banker, indulges in his increasingly violent and erratic fantasies.     

Black Rock (Katie Aselton, 2012)

A camping trip turns dark when three friends on vacation (Lake Bell, Kate Bosworth, and Katie Aselton) run into a male trio of campers vacationing on the same isolated island as them. 

Carrie (Kimberly Peirce, 2013)

Social outcast Carrie White (Chloe Grace Moretz) learns to harness her telekinesis to avenge herself against her abusers and tormentors. 

Jennifer’s Body (Karyn Kusama, 2009)

Best friends Needy (Amanda Seyfried) and Jennifer (Megan Fox) hit a roadblock in their friendship when Jennifer is possessed by a demon and begins eating local boys.

The Moth Diaries (Mary Harron, 2011)

At an all-girls boarding school Rebecca (Sarah Bolger) and Lucy (Sarah Gadon) grow apart after a new girl (Lily Cole), who Rebecca suspects is a vampire, begins to come between them. 

Near Dark (Kathryn Bigelow, 1987)

A small town boy, Caleb Colton, falls for a beautiful young woman who, to his surprise, is a vampire. 

Ravenous (Antonia Bird, 1999) 

Captain John Boyd (Guy Pearce) organizes a search party to save the survivors of a group of travellers who have turned to cannibalism only to find himself unwittingly lured into a trap.

Pet Sematary (Mary Lambert, 1989)

A family learns that the pet cemetery behind their home has the power to raise the dead. 

Silent House (Laura Lau and Chris Kentis, 2011)

Filmed to look as though the entire movie were taken in a single shot, Silent House features Elizabeth Olsen as Sarah, a young woman on vacation with her father and uncle, who becomes trapped in a haunted house and loses contact with the outside world. 

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