By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Tuesday, November 27th, starting at 5PM, there will be a free showing of Jordan Peele’s 2017 Oscar-winning film ‘Get Out.’ The screening will be followed by a discussion featuring film critic and doctor of philosophy Bernardo Oliveira.
This free screening is being hosted by the ‘cineclube Pedagogias da Imagem’ (The Pedagogy of Images Cinema Club) at the ‘Auditório Manoel Maurício de Albuquerque/CFCH’ (Manoel Maurício de Albuquerque Auditorium, in the CFCH building) in the picturesque neighborhood of Urca. There are spaces for 100 members of the public to attend.
Jordan Peele’s 2017 movie ‘Get Out’ has been dubbed ‘the first great movie of the Trump era’ by critics. It mixes horror and comedy to address the complex origins and contemporary manifestations of racism in the United States. The film’s astute observations on race in America are comparable to the work of Spike Lee, who is currently the subject of a career retrospective at CCBB.
Get Out tells the story of Chris, a young black man who accompanies his white girlfriend Rose on a weekend at her parents’ home in rural America. Despite the simple premise, the narrative quickly takes a dramatic and violent course, as the protagonist’s initial feelings of estrangement are confronted by an increasingly terrifying reality.
Continuing the celebrations and the reflections after the fiftieth anniversary of the ‘Faculdade de Educação da UFRJ’ (School of Education at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) and the intense debates about the politicization of education in public universities currently happening throughout Brazil, the cineclube Pedagogias da Imagem invites the public to come and consider, as well as discuss, the themes provoked by this vital and timely piece of cinema.
What: Exibição de ‘Corra!’ + palestra com Bernardo Oliveira
When: Tuesday, November 27th, 5PM
Where: Auditório Manoel Maurício de Albuquerque, prédio do CFCH (próximo ao Cópia Café), Campus da Praia Vermelha, Av. Pasteur, 250 – Urca
Entrance: Free; for more information, see the event page