High Falls Women in Film


Screening & Panel Discussion

FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2022 | 7:30pm

Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)
Doors at 7:00pm


In this psychological fable of horror from rising star filmmaker Nikyatu Jusu, Aisha (Anna Diop), a woman who recently emigrated from Senegal, is hired to care for the daughter of an affluent couple (Michelle Monaghan and Morgan Spector) living in New York City. Haunted by the absence of the young son she left behind, Aisha hopes her new job will afford her the chance to bring him to the U.S., but becomes increasingly unsettled by the family’s volatile home life. As his arrival approaches, a violent presence begins to invade both her dreams and her reality, threatening the American dream she is painstakingly piecing together.

Awards: “Nanny” won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic category. Jusu is just the second Black woman director, and Nanny the first horror film, to receive this honor (details via Vulture). 

1 hr 37 mins | Horror/Drama/Thriller | 2022 | United States

  • Vashti Anderson is a Trinidadian- American filmmaker and published author. She has been working in film and TV production in New York City since the late 1990s. Since earning her MFA in Film at NYU, her films have won grants and awards and screened in film festivals all over the world. Her feature film Moko Jumbie explores themes of race, class and post-colonialism through a fictional story set in rural Trinidad and is currently streaming on Amazon and other platforms. She is currently in pre-production for her next feature film, to be shot in and around Rochester, NY.

About the series

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High Falls Women in Film

The High Falls Women in Film Series focuses on storytelling from a women’s perspective, with independent and international films, mixing emerging and established female talent behind, and in front of, the lens.

The series is a continuation and celebrates the legacy of the High Falls Women’s Film Festival which, for more than 20 years, celebrated the artistry and innovation of women behind the camera, in leading roles on screen, and at the heart of storylines. See the High Falls series page for more information