By Carly MoonThe NBCUniversal Internship Program will sponsor an advance screening of the movie "Get Out" 7 p.m. Thursday, February 16 p.m. at the Virginia Air and Space Museum Theater in downtown Hampton.
"Get Out" is a Universal Pictures movie produced and directed by Jordan Peele. Peele's genre is typically comedy, but he took a spin and expanded his horizon by creating an interracial horror film.
"I knew 'Get Out' was produced by Jordan Peele, but it's not his traditional genre" said Nia Wellman, a Hampton University sophomore strategic communication major, cinema studies minor from Lithonia, Ga. "It's an actual horror movie opposed to it being a comedy or parody, which he is known for."
According to a fall preview story in the Los Angeles Times, the movie is "creepy as hell."
The interracial thriller involves a young couple who are going to visit the white girlfriend's family for the first time, but when they arrive all of the people of color are missing or in stereotypical jobs such as servants or field workers.
"From the trailers I noticed that the black people are being targeted in negative ways," said Gabriel Lewis a pre-pharmacy major from Hampton, Virginia.
"Get Out" shows the everyday racism sleights and how black people treat them as a part of the cost of existing in the world. The movie's scary and funny scenes may suggest it's time to pay such signals more mind.
"Get Out" is set to open in theaters during Black History Month on Friday, Feb. 24.
The writer is a student in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications/