Arts Calendar

Oct 24

International Film Forum: GET OUT

From site: International Film Forum

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
7:00 – 9:00 pm / Weitz Cinema
IFF presents Get Out on Wednesday, October 24 at 7pm in Weitz Cinema

Get Out (Jordan Peele, 2017, US/Japan, 104 min.) – introduced by Pierre Hecker

“The African-American experience has often been, by any objective account, a horrific one. So it might be surprising that, in the annals of American movies, Jordan Peele’s Get Out is likely the first auteurist horror picture directed by an African-American man ever financed by a major Hollywood studio. The film, which shot to No. 1 at the box office, brazenly inhabits the anxieties that surround miscegenation in our still racially stratified country. […] The film critiques the insidious racism that lurks just beneath a veneer of white liberal do-gooderism by telling the story of a young black photographer named Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), who anxiously visits the suburban family home of his Caucasian girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams). Her parents, a doctor (Bradley Whitford) who confides he “would have voted for Obama a third time if [he] could” and a hypnotist (Catherine Keener), are friendly to a fault, but something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” (Brandon Harris, The New Yorker)

 

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