About the Film:
The Black Cinema Series presents Jordan Peele's instant classic, Get Out.
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).
At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.
Equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary, Get Out is written and directed by Peele (Key and Peele).
Post-screening panel includes:
Tina Chapman completed her second master degree, an MFA in Film and Scriptwriting from RIT’s School of Film and Animation in 2014. Tina created Mended Wings, a media production company, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in RIT’s Department of Performing Arts and Visual Culture in the College of Liberal Arts. Tina wrote, directed, and produced several short films and plays. Her most recent film, Remembering the Pythodd, a documentary about a legendary jazz club in Rochester, NY, was selected for the 2013 High Falls Film Festival. Some of Tina’s other directing and writing credits include, The Release, Afternoon Tea, The Movie, and Brick Walls. Tina is the past manager of the High Falls Film Festivals, 2014, an accomplished actor in film and theatre, and the host and co-creator of the Rochester Community Television 15 (RCTV) talk show Close Up. As a senior lecturer at RIT, Tina created and taught classes in acting, script writing, and museum theatre. She helped curate the RIT exhibition Resistance, Rebellion and Renewal: Narratives of Progress and Poverty in Rochester and launched a new RIT performance program called Diversity Theatre. Tina was appointed the Diversity Theatre Program Developer in 2015.
Jonathan Ntheketha earned his BA in Speech and Theatre from St. Lawrence University. He has spent the last 12 years at RIT, where he now serves as Senior Assistant Director for First Year Initiatives and the Summer Bridge Program in the Multicultural Center for Academic Success (MCAS). In addition, Jonathan contributes to the RIT community as an advisor to numerous student and staff organizations. In the Rochester community, Jonathan is an alum of Leadership Rochester and has served on the Board of Directors for the William Warfield Scholarship Fund. He also currently serves on the Allendale Columbia Alumni Board, and on the Education Committee of the Seneca Park Zoo Society. Jonathan is a storyteller and loves his role as actor, singer, father, and husband. If not on adventures with his wife and sons, he is acting on stage, providing voice overs for local radio, singing in his church’s Worship Team, or shooting commercials or film. He was most recently seen in the feature film Wildflower, and will next be heard as the voice of Dracula in PUSH Physical Theatre’s Dracula this fall at Blackfriars Theatre.
Tianna Mañón is the Editor-in-Chief of Open Mic Rochester, a recently relaunched online black magazine. She is also a reporter at WXXI News and freelance journalist. She attended RIT for journalism and political science where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was Commencement Delegate for the School of Liberal Arts. She enjoys discussing politics, policy and race and enjoys writing longform articles and stories. When she's not taking photographs, on twitter or writing another article, Tianna can be found at the Rochester Public Market or walking her dogs. As a Rochester native, she believes strongly in its future and is always welcoming of collaborations.