“Get Out” (and Vote) film

    May 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Loft Cinema
    3233 E Speedway Blvd
    Tucson, AZ 85716

    Co-Presented by The Loft Cinema, and Young Voters of Pima County

    Get Out (AND VOTE)



    “Enjoy food trucks, and register to vote, if not already registered. Followed by short audience talkback and reception in the courtyard.

    Don’t find yourself in the sunken place, GET OUT…AND VOTE! 

    Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate at her family’s secluded home. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

    Get Out is a clever, brilliantly written and wonderfully uncomfortable neo horror movie, challenging racial stereotypes and viewer’ expectations in almost every scene. Get Out is a film that you’ll be having a conversation about long after the movie finishes, and brings to light discussions we need to have in our communities. (2017, USA, Jordan Peele, 104 minutes , Rated R)”


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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


    1. Gripping horror movie, attended by about 200 people, about interracial black and white dating in America, but leading to a surprise ending dealing with fear and unexpected plot changes. However, this movie sponsored by Young Voters of Pima County had nothing to do with voting, and Gubernatorial candidate Steve Farley was present, trying to present stats of lack of minority voting in last elections. One angry young black man spoke that it was irresponsible of these movie sponsors to try to usurp the message of the movie (which was about racism & violence against Blacks) to that of elections/voting.Yes, Blacks can be in the “sunken place of oppression” with respect with voting, but not to the extent portrayed in this horror movie. Some audience members tried to talk about the elections (i.e. Obama, Hillary, Bernie, Trump) but that was not very successful. White privilege was clearly shown in the movie, but there was Black humor as well, shown by the awkwardness of White people trying to be liberal in accepting an interracial dating situation…until the insidiousness of the plot is revealed.

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