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A night at the movies with a difference! A film screening of new cult horror “Get Out” followed by a panel discussion on the film and representations of race, gender, disability and sexuality in film.
In new cult film Get Out (Jordan Peel, 2017), African-American photographer Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) heads for a weekend in the country with his white girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) to meet her parents for the first time. What follows is a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries that reveal the horror of casual racism in liberal society. View the trailer here.
This screening is accompanied by a panel discussion led by researchers in Film and Television Studies (University of Glasgow) focusing on issues of diversity onscreen and behind the scenes:
Dr Lizelle Bisschoff (African and Black British cinema), Dr Amy Holdsworth (disability on screen), Dr Rebecca Harrison (film history and colonial cinema) @BeccaEHarrison, and Dr Lisa W Kelly (gender in film and television) @lisakelly01.
We also welcome Melanie Hoyes, UK Filmography researcher at the British Film Institute, to discuss the diversity data she has acquired on ethnicity in UK film and the BFI’s Black Star Project.
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Fancy heading along early? Why not grab a ticket for Patterns and Puzzles in Place Names running 6-7pm next door.