Blending race-savvy satire with horror to especially potent effect, this bombshell social critique from first-time director Jordan Peele proves positively fearless - which is not at all the same thing as scareless.
— Peter ebruge, Variety
This Program is co-presented by the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission in commemoration of End Racism Day.
Director: Jordan Peele
The Nickelodeon is proud to participate in End Racism Day with a screening of Jordan Peele’s groundbreaking, Oscar-nominated social thriller Get Out. In 2018 Peele became the third person, and first African American filmmaker, to earn Oscar nominations in the directing, original screenplay, and best picture categories for his first feature film.
A sharp, insightful critique of the various manifestations of racism is an allegedly post-racial society, Get Out is the story of Chris, a young Black man, visiting his white girlfriend’s parents in Upstate New York. What begins as a series of fumbling exchanges escalates into a series of disturbing discoveries beyond what Chris ever could have imagined. A critical sensation and box office smash that uses the genre of the thriller for a smart and essential analysis of race in America.
March 21 marks the commemoration of End Racism Day, officially observed since 1966 by the United Nations as The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.