On Thursday, September 14, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), partners with Roxbury International Film Festival to present a free outdoor screening of Jordan Peele’s groundbreaking horror film Get Out. Part of MFA Film’s summer series “Sunset Cinema,” the screening takes place on the Museum’s Huntington Avenue lawn.
Here’s the synopsis: When Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African-American man, visits his white girlfriend’s (Allison Williams) family estate, he becomes ensnared in the more sinister, real reason for the invitation. 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. This speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele (Key & Peele) is equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary.
Lawn games, art-making activities and music by DJ YVNG PAVL, founder of CLLCTV BOSTON, begin at 6 pm. The screening starts after sundown, around 8 pm. Beer, wine and snacks will be available for purchase, and visitors are invited to bring a blanket or low chair, a picnic supper and nonalcoholic beverages to enjoy during the film.