Get Out, the socially conscious horror film from director Jordan Peele (also known as one half of the comedy duo Key & Peele), is one of 2017's most acclaimed and financially successful movies. It's also one of the most relevant to the times we live in, and therefore it helped to inspire "Sunken Place: Racism, Survival, and Black Horror Aesthetic," a class offered this semester at UCLA.
So, imagine you're a young student eager to learn about film, or race, or horror, or all of the above. You're sitting in class. It's October, so horror films are on your mind more than they perhaps usually are. Then the director of one of the year's breakout horror hits turns up.
That's what happened to students in the class on Thursday, when professor Tananarive Due snuck Peele into the back of her class and then called on him for a question.
Due's students were, to put it mildly, excited about Peele's visit.
Peele was excited too.
You can read more about the visit on Due's Twitter page, which she's promised to update with more details soon.