‘Candyman’ Director Nia DaCosta Chose These Surprising Movies To Screen At The Alamo

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(from left) Director Nia DaCosta and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II on the set of Candyman.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is proud to announce that Candyman director Nia DaCosta will participate in their “Guest Selects” series.

“Guest Selects” is the Alamo’s new and ongoing retrospective. The series invites filmmakers to draw on their diverse backgrounds and eclectic tastes. Basically, they get to program films that they think are essential big-screen experiences.

This September, Alamo Drafthouse audiences can experience School of Rock on the big screen. It was selected by filmmaker Nia DaCosta, the director and co-writer of the highly anticipated horror film Candyman

In her “Guest Selects” video, set to run in Alamo Drafthouse theaters across the country, DaCosta discusses five films she loves that center around the creation of art.

The films are Black Swan, Phantom Thread, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, School of Rock, and Shadow of the Vampiremirroring a central theme of Candyman

“Thank you Alamo Drafthouse for the opportunity to participate in the ‘Guest Selects’ program. I’m excited for everyone to experience Candyman on the big screen, as well as these films I love about making art,” said DaCosta. 

Watch the video here:

Candyman is DaCosta’s second directorial effort following her critically acclaimed debut film Little Woods. She is next set to helm Marvel Studios’ The Marvels with Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson starring. 

Tickets are on sale now for Candyman and School of Rock at drafthouse.com

Recent “Guest Selects” participants have included David Lowery with upcoming screenings of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Sparks Ron and Russel Mael shared their love of Ishtar with sold-out audiences at Alamo Drafthouse. Lastly, M. Night Shyamalan programmed Raiders of the Lost Arc and Jaws, two of his “North Star” films that guide him as a filmmaker.  

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