Get Out: A Film Study and Discussion
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About the Event
Have you seen the movie Get Out by Jordan Peele? Are you interested in seeing it? How about a discussion about the tropes present in the movie?
If you are interested in having conversations about how the racial issues in the film tranfer into our reality, join our film study group. Here's how we'll do it:
1. Participants will watch the movie at least twice on their personal time.
2. As we watch, we will journal on two levels: personal reactions (these feelings may or may not include racial implications that connect to us--something we've done before or something we've had done to us) and theatrical elements (this is when we will explore the elements of the film and evaluate the ways in which the story is told as well as the author's purpose for key elements in the film)
3. On July 22nd at 5pm, we will go through the tropes first and allow the conversation to shift to our personal connections within the film. For the final 30 minutes, we will watch a brief Jordan Peele interview and unpack his purpose for creating the film. This will give us an opportunity to also discuss why films like these are important to all people and fit in with the mission of our coalition.
Important things to note: Get Out is a horror/comedy. There are some instances of gore and violence at different points in the movie. If you are triggered by such movies, this film study may not be for you. There are also numerous videos and articles out there analyzing this film. We are asking that you avoid them so we can have an organic experience as we analyze the film. If you've already seen them, focus on the film alone when framing your responses to our discussion. The goal is for us to have a discussion that is more about our reactions and analyses rather than adopting someone else's ideology, which may be inherently flawed.
Let us know you want to participate by grabbing a ticket and RSVPing for this event.