The Department of Art will present a free screening and conversation with the filmmaker on a remake and reinterpretation of Red Dawn, the 1984 cult film released at the height of Cold War paranoia. Dread Spawn (Head Wrong), a film by Annamarie Ho, will be shown on Wednesday, November 28, at 3 p.m. in room 220 of the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center.
The original film, Red Dawn, follows a group of high school students as they battle the Soviet army, which occupies their Colorado town. Ho has altered the storyline to follow a group of diverse high school students in New York’s Chinatown as they battle an invasion by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. The Vanderbilt screening of Dread Spawn coincides with MGM’s release of a remake of Red Dawn, with North Korea replacing the USSR as the enemy.
Following the screening, there will be a question and answer session with Ho, the film’s creator. Free and open to the public, this screening is a collaboration with Vanderbilt’s Space 204 Gallery. For more information, contact the Department of Art at 615.343.7241.