Eugenics is back in this clever sci-fi brain-teaser that hit the box office jackpot just as President Obama was packing his bags to leave office. But the tremors of his unlikely victory continue to reverberate, as reflected in this modern race fable. A young white woman invites her African-American boyfriend to meet her family in their home in the country. The in-laws are only too eager to welcome the young man into the family, as the unsuspecting beau eventually learns – to his horror. Some genre films tap into national consciousness at the right moment. Zadie Smith took proper stock of this modestly budgeted film: “It reveals race as the fundamental American lens through which everything is seen.” Director (and TV star) Jordan Peele said the idea behind the film was “to combat the lie that America had become post-racial.”
Screenings take place on Friday evenings at 6:00 pm. $4 suggested donation. Space is limited! Light refreshments served before each screening.
Take the 1 or R to Rector St.; 2-3 or 4-5 to Wall St.; J-Z to Broad St. or the A-C to Fulton St. Near the PATH train & buses. Call for directions, (212) 354-1252.