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Director of the Month: Jordan Peele – February 2023

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In the spirit of Black History Month, The Frida has chosen Jordan Peele as our February Director of the Month! Rising to fame as one half of the sketch comedy series Key & Peele, Peele has since made a name for himself as a maker of uniquely thought-provoking horror films. Making his directorial debut with 2017’s monster hit Get Out, Peele’s films often incorporate darkly humorous satire and are as likely to make viewers think as they are to frighten them. So grab a friend or loved one, make sure they really are your friend or loved one, and head on over for three unforgettable double features!

Us + Nope – Feb 11
Directed by Jordan Peele | 2019 & 2022

Us sees Adelaide Wilson (Madison Curry) and her family decide to return to the beach house that she grew up in. Adelaide is on edge since she has trauma from her upbringing and her intuition anticipates an unknown danger. Four masked individuals arrive at the house and once the masks come off reality sets in for the entire family. The question is: Who are the people behind the masks?

In Nope, two siblings OJ Haywood (Daniel Kaluuya) and Emerald (Keke Palmer) inherit their father’s California ranch after he is struck and killed by an unknown object that fell from the rural sky. The siblings suspect that UFOs are the reason behind their father’s mysterious death. Uncontrolled supernatural occurrences eventually start affecting both human and animal behaviors on the ranch without reason.

Nope + Get Out – Feb 12
Directed by Jordan Peele | 2022 & 2017

In Nope, two siblings OJ Haywood (Daniel Kaluuya) and Emerald (Keke Palmer) inherit their father’s California ranch after he is struck and killed by an unknown object that fell from the rural sky. The siblings suspect that UFOs are the reason behind their father’s mysterious death. Uncontrolled supernatural occurrences eventually start affecting both human and animal behaviors on the ranch without reason.

Get Out starts with photographer Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) asking his white girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams) if her parents, who they’re going to visit, know he’s Black. Rose laughs the question off: they aren’t racist, she claims, far from it. Once at the house and mingling among the friends and family of Rose’s charming parents, Chris starts to notice…strange behavior, both from the way the white people treat him and the empty eyes of the Black guests. As the vibes get even more claustrophobic, he decides to take some advice frantically given: Get out.

Get Out + Us – Feb 20
Directed by Jordan Peele | 2017 & 2019

Get Out starts with photographer Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) asking his white girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams) if her parents, who they’re going to visit, know he’s Black. Rose laughs the question off: they aren’t racist, she claims, far from it. Once at the house and mingling among the friends and family of Rose’s charming parents, Chris starts to notice…strange behavior, both from the way the white people treat him and the empty eyes of the Black guests. As the vibes get even more claustrophobic, he decides to take some advice frantically given: Get out.

Us sees Adelaide Wilson (Madison Curry) and her family decide to return to the beach house that she grew up in. Adelaide is on edge since she has trauma from her upbringing and her intuition anticipates an unknown danger. Four masked individuals arrive at the house and once the masks come off reality sets in for the entire family. The question is: Who are the people behind the masks?

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