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Get Out + They Live | Double Bill

Film4 Summer Screen

Sat 17 Aug 2019
Doors 19.00
From £26.75 (inc £2.75 booking fee)

DJ from 19.00 First film starts approximately 21.00.

For telephone bookings call 0333 320 2836.

The Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

A night of horror and sci-fi from shock masters Jordan Peele and John Carpenter, bringing together two films that draw back the curtain on the hidden power structures shaping our world to reveal the unexpected forces who really pull the strings.

Certificate 15
Duration 104 + 94 mins

First film starts approximately 21.00, Get Out shown first

If you weren’t paranoid before coming to Somerset House for this double-bill, you will be by the time you leave...

Peele’s social chiller Get Out, an Oscar-winner for Best Original Screenplay, is so full of twists and surprises that multiple viewings are essential, especially in light of the filmmaker’s acclaimed follow-up Us.

An aspiring young black photographer, played by Daniel Kaluuya, has misgivings about meeting his white girlfriend’s parents even before they head off to the country for the weekend. Once they arrive, things quickly take a turn for the sinister as Peele layers on multiple levels of unease.

Take a break before you watch Carpenter’s They Live, a sci-fi satire that may appear cartoonish with its wrestling-star lead, alien invasion plot and B-movie special-effects, yet the film’s skewering of capitalism and consumerism remains as relevant and as much fun as it did back in the 1980s.

Voys (Rye Wax/Souvenir) will set the mood with a live DJ set from 19.00.

They Live. Image courtesy of Park Circus Universal..jpg

Film still from They Live
They Live. Image courtesy of Park Circus Universal.

“Peele, at this exact moment, is America’s most exciting filmmaker, a pop sage with a huge amount to say and the energy and care to say it entertainingly”

Slate (on Get Out director Jordan Peele)

"Drones in the sky, conspiracies in our heads, militarized police in the streets, economic inequality in every corner of society, media that seeks to control our minds: The terror of They Live is more tangible and primal in 2018 than a slasher movie could ever be."

The Ringer
Get Out trailer
They Live trailer