Preview: Get Out
A young African-American spends the weekend with his Caucasian girlfriend’s family in this satirical, suspenseful horror.
Dir-Scr Jordan Peele
With Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener
Courtesy of Universal Pictures
Young couple Chris (Kaaluuya) and Rose (Williams) reach the ‘meet-the-parents milestone’ of their relationship, and go to spend a weekend with Rose’s parents, Missy and Dean (Keener and Whitford). They fall over themselves to appear warm and welcoming, a behaviour Chris takes as clumsy attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship. But as the weekend progresses, some increasingly disturbing incidents lead him to believe there’s something dark lurking under the picture-perfect suburban family.
Writer-director Jordan Peele, best known for his comedy career as one half of sketch duo Key & Peele, has crafted a perfect horror film for modern times. Drawing inspiration from classics of the genre, from Rosemary’s Baby to Night of the Living Dead, Get Out is a precisely crafted satirical horror, combining incisive social commentary on race with genuine, seat-gripping suspense.
Tickets £16, concs £12 (BFI Members pay £1.70 less) on sale to BFI Champions from Tue 7 Mar 11:30, to BFI Members from Tue 7 Mar 12:30 and to the public from Wed 8 Mar 11:30.