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Sacred Images: 'Get Out' Film Screening & Discussion - Online (Welcome Week) - 15 September 2022

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Join us to watch a film together online and discuss it with others. All are welcome!

We will be watching Get Out ( together online, with the chat open for those who want to talk about it during the screening and then for those who wish to do so we will discuss the film afterwards. The runtime is 1hr 44mins.

‘One of the great cinematic and theological things that comes together in this film is that Jordan Peele has made such an amazing film, and he’s used so many cinematic devices to make any kind of audience identify with the main characters in it that he has actually offered white audiences this incredible gift of grace, to have that sort of moment that Spencer Tracy had in [Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner] last night where he says, “Well, I’ll be a son of a b*tch.” If you can watch this film and not have in your very bones a sense of, “Oh my God, I’ve been watching this happen from the sidelines, and this is what it feels like.” Because Jordan Peele asks all of us to inhabit Chris. And I can understand that it’s incredibly powerful for a black audience to see that, but for me as a middle- class white man, to have that grace extended where I can see through the eyes of Chris and see what this feels like, even, you know, the tiniest bit of it. I mean, every time I watch this movie, I have an “I’ll be a son of a b*tch” moment where I am woke, maybe, for a little bit’.

Greg Garrett, A Long, Long Way Hollywood’s Unfinished Journey from Racism to Reconciliation, 2020

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15 September 2022