WHO’S IN IT?
Daniel Kaluuya (Sicario), Allison Williams (Girls), Catherine Keener (Capote), Erika Alexander (Déjà Vu), Bradley Whitford (The Cabin in the Woods), Caleb Landry Jones (War on Everyone), Lil Rel Howery (Get a Job), Keith Stanfield (Short Term 12), Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year), Marcus Henderson (Django Unchained)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Jordan Peele (film debut), director, writer; Jason Blum (Split), Edward H. Hamm Jr. (God Bless America) and Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko), producers; Michael Abels (film debut), composer; Toby Oliver (The Combination), cinematographer; Gregory Plotkin (Paranormal Activity 2), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Chris (Kaluuya) is travelling with his girlfriend Rose (Williams) to meet her parents for the first time, and is nervous about what they will think about the fact that he is black. When they arrive, however, Rose’s parents (Keener and Whitford) make Chris feel uncomfortable, and as he learns of several young black men having disappeared over the years, he becomes entangled in a sinister plot that her parents may be behind…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The directorial debut of Jordan Peele – aka one-half of comedy duo Key and Peele – is surprisingly not a laugh-out-loud comedy, but rather a creepy horror film with deep layers of satire.