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Get Out

In his incredibly suspenseful debut film, comedian Jordan Peele mercilessly ridicules the hypocrisy of the white middle class.

Screenings

Director | Jordan Peele

US  |  2017

103 minutes 

IMDB

With  |  Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Caleb Landry Jones

Language | English

Subtitles | Dutch

Get Out

Rose Armitage wants to introduce her new boyfriend, black photographer Chris, to her parents. No worries, as they are liberal, tolerant people. But when the black staff starts acting strangely and a whole bunch of white guests arrive, Chris starts to get more and more uncomfortable. Comedian Jordan Peele mercilessly ridicules white hypocrisy in his incredibly suspenseful debut film.

Jordan Peele is half of the comedy duo Key & Peele and also performed at Amsterdam’s Boom Chicago for a while. Peele’s intentions with his debut film, however, are more serious that you might expect from looking at his track record. He plays with the myth of the black man as a physical super human, both despised and envied by the white man. Because Peele takes his time to build up the tension, Chris’ discomfort also grabs a hold of the viewer. Right until the tension explodes and the film takes a turn towards more contemporary horror. Meanwhile, Peele mercilessly exposes the latent racism of the liberal middle class.

Alfie Martis and Jo-Ann With

For Imagine’s screening of Get Out, on the 14th of April, Alfie Martis (Bonaire) and Jo-Ann With (Surinam) of the action group University of Colour (UoC) will give a brief introduction within the theme of black cinema and the black narrative. Based on the idea that there is “no democratization without decolonization”, UoC fights with intersectional projects for social justice education, and the empowerment of marginalised groups within society, such as people of colour, the LGBTQIA+ community and people with disabilities. The introduction will focus on how Get Out, directed by Jordan Peele, makes it possible to discuss uncomfortable issues like the white privilege of the middle class and the horror of casual racism, while also ridiculing it.

Get Out Friday, April 14, at 7:50 pm in EYE1