U.S., 2017, 103 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Jordan Peele, Rated R, Universal Pictures
Saturday, October 1
"Peele seduces, subverts and manipulates audience expectations - as the masters Alfred Hitchcock, John Carpenter, and Stanley Kubrick did before him." – Anne Thompson, IndieWire
"An agile entertainment whose social and cultural observations are woven so tightly into the fabric that you're laughing even as you're thinking, and vice-versa." – Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine
Few films in modern cinematic history have had the cultural impact of Jordan Peele’s first film, Get Out (2017), which won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. It is the deceptively simple story of a Black young man, Chris, who is invited to spend the weekend at white girlfriend Rose’s childhood home with her parents, the Armitages. What happens next is a science fiction/horror premise that strikes at the core of U.S. racial history and appropriation—while forcing audiences to ponder if they can see themselves in the unfolding events. The tight, sharply-conceived screenplay only grows richer with multiple viewings, making Get Out a modern-day classic. – Tananarive Due
This film screens as part of In Exhibition With: Tananarive Due
TANANARIVE DUE (tah-nah-nah-REEVE doo) is an award-winning author who teaches Black Horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA. She is an executive producer on Shudder's groundbreaking documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. She and her husband/collaborator Steven Barnes wrote "A Small Town" for Season 2 of Jordan Peele's "The Twilight Zone" (Paramount+) and two episodes of Shudder's Horror Noire anthology film. A leading voice in black speculative fiction for more than 20 years, Due has won an American Book Award, an NAACP Image Award, and a British Fantasy Award, and her writing has been included in best-of-the-year anthologies. Her books include Ghost Summer: Stories, My Soul to Keep, and The Good House. She and her late mother, civil rights activist Patricia Stephens Due, co-authored Freedom in the Family: a Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights. She is married to author Steven Barnes, with whom she collaborates on screenplays. They live with their son, Jason, and two cats.
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