Get Out: the Black History movie breakdown

Fri, 28 June 2019 18:30 – 21:00

Get Out was a monster hit in 2017 making 255M off a 4.5M budget. Many people went to see it more than once to pick up all the subtle and less obvious references within the film. Director Jordan Peele stated there were multiple layers of meaning and hidden truths in every scene.

For those who want to find out the hidden truth, what was drama and what was based on the lived African-American experience, we present another black history movie breakdown (Avatar, X Men, Matrix, Them! Planet of the Apes, Superman and Zootopia) . Be prepared for interactive fun, learning, thrills and discovery. We will use clips from the film alongside quotes / interviews from the cast news items and book references

We will cover:

  • Secret societies real and imagined, alpha and omega
  • The horror movie as parable
  • Real medical experimentation on African-Americans
  • White liberal racism UK vs US
  • Becky, good hair and Black man’s kryptonite
  • Real Get Out examples
  • Symbolism and metaphor: running, the deer, antlers, wigs, hats, the blind man, the brother and more
  • Wokeness literal and physical. The legacy of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Neely fuller and Joy de Gruy

Other coming events from :

  • Special screening of Jordan Peeles Us plus Q&A at BFI Southbank June 16th
  • Black history river cruise June 22nd
  • Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s, Elephant & Castle, Notting Hill,
  • Queen Nzingha lecture 41 Eugenics and black beauty
  • The Black history of video games
  • Black presence in the National Gallery
  • Will the real Michael Jackson please stand up
  • How to move to the Caribbean and live Good
  • Black history bus cruise 14th july

About the speaker:

Andrew Muhammad (The Investigator) is one of the United Kingdom’s leading Black History and Culture Specialists. His lively energetic presentations are designed to bring forth history and culture to the spectator allowing for a more enriched awareness of the universal contributions and achievements of a culturally diverse society.
Since 1994 Andrew Mhuammad has been conducting Hidden Truth Tours nationwide and internationally to Kemet (Egypt), Tunisia, Ireland and Spain. Andrew Muhammad has also designed what is widely known as the ‘Hidden Truth Movie Breakdown’. This delivery is based on the Chinese proverb that a picture paints a thousand words.

More info on Andrew Muhammad here