movie poster: man and woman stand in front of an ominous full moon as three men look on from the shadows

Bollywood Netflix Party: Stree (2018)

  • Dir. Amar Kaushik
  • 2018
  • 2h 9 min

This Hindi-language horror-comedy takes a new look at a folk legend, centering on a ghostly bride and the terror she invokes in men who dare to come out at night. Combining comedy and horror, Stree flips the traditional narratives about women’s fear and punishments inflicted on people who transgress social norms. Special guest Aditi Sen of Queen’s University will join the hosts for the film and discussion.

Event Hosts

  • Mara Thacker, Global Popular Culture and South Asian Studies Librarian, International and Area Studies Library
  • Beth Watkins, Spurlock Museum and Hindi film journalist

Event hosts will introduce the film at the start time, be available for questions as the film plays, and stay online after for Q&A.

Netflix Party Information

Netflix Party enables synchronized viewing with a window for typed chat as the film plays.

This event requires use of your own Netflix account and installation of the Netflix Party extension on the Chrome browser. Netflix Party links will be posted below and in the Facebook event information (external link) on the day of each event.

Please note that this program does NOT take place at the Spurlock Museum.
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Contact

For further information on this event, contact Beth Watkins at (217) 265-5485 or

To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact Brian Cudiamat at (217) 244-5586 or cudiamat@illinois.edu (email link).