CARBONDALE — “Get Out,” a speculative thriller from Universal Pictures, will be screened at The Varsity on Friday, March 2.
Equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary, “Get Out” was written and directed by Jordan Peele (“Key and Peele”). The film has been nominated for four Academy Awards.
The movie tells the story of a young African-American man who visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, not realizing there is a more sinister reason for the invitation.
Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, and she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford). 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.
The film is rated R for violence, bloody images and language. Anyone younger than 17 requires an accompanying parent or adult guardian.
The film will screen at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2. Tickets are $5 and are available in advance at thevarsitycenter.org. They also will be available at the venue on the night of the show when doors open at 7. The Varsity Bar also will be open at 7, featuring beer, wine, select cocktails, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, snacks and popcorn.
The Varsity is in downtown Carbondale at 418 S. Illinois Ave. Keep up with upcoming events at facebook.com/varsitycenter.