Unearthing early roots of Jordan Peele’s political horror film Get Out (2017), Race Swap presents three cult films which similarly explore and exploit racial ideology. Combination science fiction, horror, and exploitation comedy films, they play on the supposedly irreducible fact of racial groups and the disgust/desire to get inside the body of the other. And yet in some ways, they picture a proposed new race relations in post-civil rights America that is imperfect and unsettling, but united nonetheless. Post-film discussions will follow all screenings. This partnership is supported through IU Cinema’s Creative Collaborations program.
This series is sponsored by the Black Film Center/Archive, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, Cinema and Media Studies, and IU Cinema.