Get Out

Belcourt Theatre Nashville, TN


Gloria J. Wilson

Assistant professor and social science researcher in art education at Middle Tennessee State University

Get Out— An arts-based tale: Understanding the social science of racism

This discussion with social science researcher Gloria J. Wilson offers an examination of key moments in the film GET OUT and highlights the contribution of arts-based social science research in recasting the particulars of racism in American society.

Belcourt Theatre Nashville, TN

Film Synopsis

When a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a sinister plot in comedian-turned-Oscar-nominated-filmmaker Jordan Peele’s smash-hit horror masterpiece.

Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with her mom, Missy, and dad, Dean. 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 never could have imagined.

The debut feature from the mind of comedian-turned-multiple-Oscar-nominee Jordan Peele (of Key and Peele fame), this modern horror masterpiece is equal parts gripping thriller and provocative social commentary.

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About the Speaker

Gloria J. Wilson has presented her work nationally and internationally, highlighting the intersections of racial identity and arts participation within institutions of fine art and popular culture. She has presented workshops exploring creative thinking dispositions for the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero and has been an invited artist/researcher for Spelman College’s Museum of Art BLACK BOX series. Her current research is grounded in critical arts-based inquiry and is inspired by and committed to addressing the social and political role of systems of visual culture as a means to affect transformation.