Join Reference Librarian Matt and Historian James Finelli who will discuss the historical context behind this 2015 movie set in 1630's New England.
The Witch: A New England Folktale, or simply The Witch (stylized as The VVitch) is a period supernatural horror film written and directed by Robert Eggers in his feature directorial debut.
In 1630's New England, English settler William and his family are banished from a Puritan colony over a religious dispute. The family builds a farm near a large, secluded forest and and the wife bears their fifth child.
One day, when the daughter is playing peekaboo with the baby he abruptly disappears. It is soon revealed that a witch has stolen the unbaptized child, killing him and using his body to make a witch's potion.
It only gets worse from there.
This talk will be available on the Moffat Library YouTube Channel
on Thursday, May 13th