President's Day is known for two things: a day off of school or work, and great deals on mattresses. But this President's Day, use your time off to see a free screening of Get Out.
In celebration of the one-year anniversary of its release, AMC Theaters is hosting free screenings of Get Out across the country. The screenings will occur at AMC Theaters on February 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets are free and can be obtained at GetOutOneYearLater.com.
Get Out has received a lot of accolades in the last year, gaining recognition that usually doesn't go to horror films. Or first films. Or films directed by a person of color. It has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Lead Actor, and Best Picture. The film has cleaned up at film festivals across the country, including one or more wins at the Writers Guild of America Awards; National Board of Review; NAACP Image Awards; MTV Movie Awards; and the Director's Guild of America Awards.
The film tells the story of Chris, a black man, who visits the home of his white girlfriend's affluent parents. While there, he is greeted by parents who are trying too hard to "be cool" and black house employees who seem to be lobotomized. Chris can't help but try to get to the bottom of the weirdness—and finds something much more sinister than he ever imagined. Get Out is the directorial debut of Jordan Peele (Key & Peele), who also wrote the script. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya (Sicario), Allison Williams (Girls), Bradley Whitford (The West Wing), and Catherine Keener (Where the Wild Things Are).