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From the Hills and Hollers: TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL with Dr. Tiffany Arnold

October 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

An image of a shot from the film "Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil." the shot shows the protagonists on the front porch of a cabin.

About the film

Affable hillbillies Tucker and Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are mistaken for murderers by a group of preppy college students.

About the Speaker

Dr. Tiffany Arnold is an assistant professor of instruction in the College of Health Sciences and Professions where she coordinates the Appalachian Studies Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate Programs. Additionally, she teaches Public Health and Environmental Health courses focused on Appalachian studies.

One of Dr. Arnold’s interests is the way that the Appalachian region is portrayed in films and in the media, and she draws upon this interest to help others think critically about their own perceptions of the region and, most importantly, where these ideas come from. She will be discussing the common ways Appalachian culture appears in horror films and how the film “Tucker and Dale vs. Evil” contributes to or counteracts that narrative.

About the series

Following the success of the 2022-23 series, we are excited to present the 2nd annual From the Hills and Hollers: Appalachian Stories Film Series.

The mission of the series is to connect Athens and the university community to the surrounding region by examining the different ways Appalachia has been represented through film. We seek to develop cultural competency and humility by showing viewers the way both the assets and challenges the region faces have been viewed by those who have the power to represent it on screen.

Short introduction/lectures will provide context for the film and introduce the underlying issues represented in film and other media. All events in the series are presented with free admission. 

This screening will take place at the Ridges Auditorium located at 135 Ridges Circle.

This series is sponsored by the 2023 Appalachian Studies Association Conference, Ohio Honors Program, Center for Campus and Community Engagement, Multicultural Center, Black Student Cultural Programming Board, Hocking Athens Perry Community Action Program, Athens County Public Libraries, University Libraries, Honors Tutorial College, Center for Advising, Career, and Experiential Learning, OHIO Fellows, and the Ohio Arts Council.


October 12, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Athena Cinema
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Ohio University The Ridges Auditorium
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Athens, OH 45701 United States
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