Wild Wild Nights: Get Out
The film that made director Jordan Peele famous and won him the Best Original Screenplay Oscar, Get Out is worth every bit of the hype. Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a photographer living in New York agrees to visit his girlfriend Rose’s (Alison Williams) parents for the first time upstate, despite his concern about how her white family will react to their interracial relationship. Though initially welcoming, strange things are afoot at their sequestered estate – Rose’s mother (Catherine Keener) is keen to use her hypnotherapy techniques to cure Chris of smoking, her father (Bradley Whitford) goes OTT trying to display his (lower-case) liberal politics, and her brother (Caleb Landry Jones) is a straight-up goddamn weirdo. To make it worse, the only other African Americans who visit the property don’t seem quite right.
Why You Should See This Film
Written and directed by comedian Jordan Peele of cult fave duo Key and Peele (Keanu), Get Out is a taut thriller with – thankfully – many relief-filled laffs in the mix. A super smart and stinging take on racism, otherness and the objectification of African American bodies, it draws on horror tropes to create something entirely new. You’ll note nods to classics of the genre like Night of the Living Dead, Rosemary’s Baby, and The Stepford Wives.
Wild Wild Nights: A Gin & Film Festival
To celebrate the launch of 2021 Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin, join us this October for Wild Wild Nights: A Gin & Film Festival. To celebrate the spooky season, we’re hosting a wild program of revelatory cult favourites across the themes of Mad World (Donnie Darko and Get Out), Occult Classics (The Wicker Man and Midsommar), Love Hurts (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Lobster) and Wild Things (Under the Skin and Climax).
Every week there’ll be a Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin cocktail to match, available at the Golden Age Bar.
- Year: 2017
- Rating: M
- Director: Jordan Peele
- Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener
- Duration: 108 minutes
- Language: English