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Jordan Peele:The Art of the Social Thriller

February 20, 2017

BAMcinématek presents Jordan Peele: The Art of the Social Thriller, an eclectic mix of 13 influential films hand selected by Peele.

Jordan Peele Schedule
Fri, Feb 17
2, 5 & 8pm: Rosemary’s Baby
Sat, Feb 18
7, 9:30pm: Night of Living Dead
Sun, Feb 19
7pm: Get Out 
9:30pm: The People Under the Stairs
Sun, Feb 19
7pm: Get Out 
9:30pm: The People Under the Stairs
Mon, Feb 20
8:45pmGuess Who’s Coming to Dinner 
Tue, Feb 21
9:30pm: Funny GamesFri, Feb 24
2, 4:30, 7, 9:15pm: Candyman

Sat, Feb 25
7, 9:30pm: ScreamSun, Feb 26 
2, 7:15pm: Silence of the Lambs

Mon, Feb 27 
4:30, 7, 9:30pm: Misery
Tue, Feb 28 
5, 8:15pm: The Shining
Wed, Mar 1
4:30, 7, 9:30pm: The ‘Burbs
Film Descriptions
The ‘Burbs (1989) 
Directed by Joe Dante. With Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher
Tom Hanks is the ultimate NIMBY as a white-bread suburbanite who loses it when he becomesconvinced that the strange, nocturnal new neighbors are Satanists (or worse) in Dante’s cartoon-crazyblack comedy. 101 min.
Candyman (1992)
Directed by Bernard Rose. With Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley.
A hook-handed serial killer spirit terrorizes a Chicago housing project in one of the smartestandfreakiesthorror movies of the 1990s, adapted from a Clive Barker story and set to a Philip Glass score.
35mm. 99 min.
Funny Games (1997)Directed by Michael Haneke. With Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch. Michael Haneke’s cerebral shocker—about a yuppie family terrorized by two clean-cut young menisboth a disturbingly effective thriller and a Brechtian treatise on how we receive and process violence.
35mm. 108 min.
Get Out (2017)
Directed by Jordan Peele. With Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford,
When a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a
more sinister real reason for the invitation. This sneak peek screening will include a Q&A with Jordan Peele. 104 min.
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967) Dir. Stanley Kramer. With Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier,
Katharine Hepburn. The first Hollywood film to tackle the topic of interracial marriage is a time capsule of changing societal attitudes that remains fresh thanks to its sly wit and flawless performances. DCP. 108 min. 
Misery (1990) Dir. Rob Reiner. With Kathy Bates, James Caan, Richard Farnsworth. Kathy Bates sledgehammered her way into pop culture immortality with her Oscar-winning turn as an alternately sweet and psychotic super fan who holds her favorite romance novelist hostage. 35mm. 107min.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Directed by George A. Romero.
A gruesome plague precipitates a gory zombie uprising in Romero’s low-budget, taboo-shattering classic.
35mm. 96 min.
The People Under the Stairs (1991) Dir. Wes Craven. With Brandon Adams, Everett McGill, WendyRobie.
Wes Craven is at his most audacious in this subversive blend of gore and camp-comic satire, in which anLA teen discovers a house of horrors in the heart of suburbia. 102 min.
Rear Window (1954)
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Perhaps the clearest example of what a Hitchcock movie should be, this voyeuristic thriller serves as an effective reminder not to spy on your Neighbors. 112 min. 
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Directed by Roman Polanski. With Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes
In this horror milestone, an Upper West Side mother-to-be who discovers she’s carrying the spawn of
Satan. DCP. 136 min. 
Scream (1996)Directed by Wes CravenWes Craven’s ingeniously self-reflexive slasher satire deconstructs genre conventions while delivering
the gory goods. 35mm. 111 min.
The Shining (1980)
Directed by Stanley Kubrick. With Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd.
Jack Nicholson plays a tightly wound writer with an especially nasty case of cabin fever in Stanley
Kubrick’s art house horror mindbender that inspired a thousand and one interpretations. 146 min. 
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)Dir. Jonathan Demme. With Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney. Anthony Hopkins delivers one of cinema’s most indelible portrayals of psychopathy as incarcerated
cannibal killer Hannibal Lecter in the only horror film to win a Best Picture Oscar. 35mm. 118 min. 



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