Get Out

Cable Car Cinema Providence, RI

moderated by

Elon Cook

Program Director and Museum Curator, Center for Reconciliation


Michael Loren Siegel

Visiting Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University


Erin Unkefer

Staff Psychologist/Intercultural Specialist, Rhode Island School of Design

Get Out— The psychology of white liberal black fantasies

A discussion about race and its impact on psychology, moderated by Program Director Elon Cook and including horror film expert Michael Siegel and RISD psychologist and intercultural specialist Erin Unkefer.

Cable Car Cinema Providence, RI

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.

Photo courtesy of PHOTOFEST

About the Speaker

Michael Loren Siegel, PhD, works on international popular and art cinema, cinema aesthetics, capitalist urban geography, theories of space, place, and media, critical theory, and film and media studies pedagogy. He is currently a visiting faculty member in Brown University's in Modern Culture and Media Department with a specialization in film studies.

Erin Unkefer received her master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in counseling psychology. She received her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Georgia. She uses a relational approach in therapy and has a passion for social justice and advocacy.