'Get Out' Film and Discussion
Join us for a screening of the surprise cinematic sensation of 2017, “Get Out.” This film blends elements of the horror genre with a biting critique of the state of racial discourse and politics in American culture. Equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary, "Get Out" asks viewers to question what they "know" about the world, evaluate their own worldview and examine social injustices.
A panel discussion and Q&A with the audience will explore the central themes, how and why it became a smash hit, and what it means for us now and moving forward.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
About the Film:
"Get Out” is a speculative thriller from the mind of Jordan Peele and Blumhouse Productions. Chris, a young African-American man, and Rose, his white girlfriend, have reached the “meet the parents” milestone of dating. During a weekend getaway at Rose's parent’s estate, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship. As the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead Chris to a truth that he could have never imagined as he becomes ensnared in a sinister plot. This film is rated R and may not be suitable for younger viewers.