Writer/director Mariama Diallo’s debut feature, Master, follows three women working to find their place at Ancaster University, an elite New England institution.
Regina Hall plays Professor Gail Bishop, the first Black woman to hold the title of residence hall Master. As she tries to breathe new life into the residence hall, she crosses paths with freshman Jasmine Moore (Zoe Renee), who lives in a room that is supposedly haunted. Things only get harder for Gail as Jasmine clashes with Professor Liv Beckman (Amber Gray), who is undergoing a racially charged tenure review. The more time Gail spends as Master, the more she unveils about Ancaster’s dark — and haunted — secrets.
The film garnered buzz at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and soon you can see why.