Viewing: October 25,2019
Join us the night before Athens Halloween Block Party for a terrifying double feature.
The first two features written and directed by Jordan Peele have been knockouts: intelligent, terrifying, and a ton of fun.
Back-to-back showings of Get Out and Us at the Athena this October will give you the perfect chance to introduce your friends to some of the best horror films of the decade. And if you have seen them, you’ll get a well-deserved chance to pick up on all the clues and hidden meanings you completely missed the last time you watched (hint: there are A LOT.)
Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. 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.
Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.
Admission is $10 and includes both films.
*Free Student Admission* Thanks to the Multicultural Center, Black Student Cultural Programming Board, and School of Film there will be a limited number of free student tickets available on a first-come, first-serve basis, one week in advance of the show. Students must present OU I.D. Limit of one ticket per student I.D.
Runtime for event is 240 minutes and includes a 15 minute intermission.