Host: Dr Elizabeth Strakosch

When: 13 September, 6pm-8:30pm

Where: Room s304 Building 24

It's time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare. (

"You can understand the temptation for the overwhelmingly white critical fraternity to view it through their lens — what better way to prove how woke you are than to laugh at yourself, to eagerly point out that a film this pointed is pointed at you? It’s just another way to erase the black perspective — the minority experience — from one of its rare positions on centre stage. Conceptually, Get Out works because of the way a great many people react to interracial relationships." Hari Raj in Junkee



About School Film Series

Since 2012, the School of Political Science and International Studies has run a documentary/film series each semester.

Screenings feature both fictional films and documentaries that address important themes of concern for the study of Political Science and International Studies.

The series is designed as an informal discussion forum about the politics of filmic works in general. Each session will be introduced by a member of the School's teaching team who will also facilitate a post-screening discussion and Q&A.

Anyone at The University of Queensland, whether currently enrolled in School of Political Science and International Studies courses or not, is welcome to attend.

Screening Times

Time: Wednesday - 6:00-8:30pm
Date: see movies below for the dates
Building: 24-s304
Convened by: A/Prof Andrew Phillips

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