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Episode Info: Bringing racial tension home. Sarah Watt, Max Tarrant, Jeremy Downing and William Chen discuss the films Get Out (2017) and Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (1967). The discussion touches on: uncovering racial prejudices in society that both films investigate; how the films shift social perceptions on issues like interracial marriage, and both the problematic and successful aspects of that; the gap between generations, when social expectation ideals are different between parent and child; the connection between films Night of the Living Dead (1968), Stepford Wives (1975), Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Keanu (2016); the role of the maid in both films and how it comments on the expected social position of African Americans; the strength of the performances from Catherine Keener, Alison Williams and Daniel Kaluuya; the lens from which we watch a film and investigating how things have or haven’t changed.Read more »

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