Jordan Pelle, Get Out, 2017 (still); photo: courtesy of Photofest

Film

Get Out

Part of Modern Cinema: Black Powers

Friday, July 13, 2018

8:30 p.m.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner meets The Stepford Wives in Get Out in which a white girl brings her Black boyfriend home to meet her parents, whose superficially warm welcome masks an unthinkably dark secret. Blending race-savvy satire with horror to especially potent effect, this bombshell social critique from first-time director Jordan Peele proves positively fearless — which is not at all the same thing as scareless. In fact, from the steady joy-buzzer thrills to its terrifying notion of a new way that white people have found to perpetuate the peculiar institution of slavery, Get Out delivers plenty to frighten and enrage audiences.”
— Peter Debruge, Variety


Film Details

Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2017
Running time: 103 min
Format: DCP
Director: Jordan Peele
Screenwriters: Jordan Peele
Producer: Jason Blum
Cinematographer: Toby Oliver
Editor: Gregory Plotkin
Source: Swank


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Community support for Black Powers: Reframing Hollywood is provided by the Museum of the African Diaspora.

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