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Guaranteed to keep you on edge is Springfilm’s next showing – Jordan Peele’s horror film Get Out. This 2018 Best Original Screenplay Oscar Award winner was praised for its direction, biting satire of modern society and performances.  The film follows African-American photographer Chris (Daniel Kaluuya in an Oscar-nominated performance) on a reluctant trip to meet the parents of his white girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams).  After arriving to find that Rose’s parents are hosting an annual gathering, Chris witnesses strange and disconcerting behavior from both the African-American servants, the affluent white guests and another African-American man, Logan, whom Chris is sure he recognizes but now answers to another name.  Peele was the first African-American winner for Best Original Screenplay and only the third person (after Warren Beatty and James L. Brooks) to earn Best Picture, Director and Screenplay nominations for a debut film.

Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener; directed by Jordan Peele; 104 minutes; 1981; Rated R.

Watch the film and stay for a short after-film discussion! The movie and discussion are free to attend. The ongoing film series is presented by Plank Town Restaurant and Brewery and coordinated by a partnership between the Springfield Library, the Springfield Library Foundation, and Willamalane Park& Recreation District.

 

Springfilm Edge Of Your Seat continues on November 7, 2019 with Hitchcock’s Rear Window. Through August 2020, Springfilm will feature a monthly free screening of a film that will keep on you on the edge of your seat through suspense, fear, hilarity and drama!

 

What: Plank Town presents: Springfilm, “Edge Of Your Seat,” free screening of Get Out

When:  6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 17

Where:  Wildish Theater, 630 Main Street, Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: Kristen Curé, 541-726-2232, kcure@springfield-or.gov

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