Both a psychological thriller and a deft social satire on racism in America, director Jordan Peele’s GET OUT (2017) was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2017, recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. According to the official rationale, “GET OUT is a cinematic primal scream – one that echoes today with epic power and an urgency that resonates. Jordan Peele’s pitch-black social satire is a damning examination of the contemporary discourse on race – brought to life with breathtaking brilliance by Daniel Kaluuya and a cast of eerie liberal allies in Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener. Bold and brave, the film shakes us awake to say the nightmare is now.”
Learn more about GET OUT in the AFI Catalog.