Sheri Flanders talks the significance of the new ‘Candyman’

Anna Davlantes

Jordan Peele appears at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 27, 2019, left, and Nia DaCosta appears at the 11th Annual AAFCA Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 22, 2020. Peele, co-wrote the script “Candyman” with DaCosta, who also directs. (AP Photo)

Comedian and freelance writer for the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Sun Times, Sheri Flanders, joins Anna Davlantes to talk about the history and the importance of Jordan Peele’s “Candyman” sequel. They get into the origins behind the film’s conception which stemmed from a Chicago Reader article in 1987 titled, “They Came Through the Bathroom Mirror.” Flanders also discusses the cultural and social significance of both films.

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Anna Davlantes
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Anna Davlantes is a Chicago native, a seven-time Emmy Award-winning journalist who has broken major stories, passionately told small stories and exposed corruption that has prompted major investigations and reform. (Click for more.)

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