Friday, April 13, 2018

[322] MTSU professor to share expert analysis of Oscar-nominated ‘Get Out’ March 6

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An MTSU researcher will kick off a series of science-themed motion pictures this month in Nashville.

Gloria J. Wilson, assistant professor in the Department of Art and Design and social science researcher, will speak following the screening of Jordan Peele’s award-winning movie “Get Out” at the Belcourt Theater, 2102 Belcourt Ave. The film is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6.

“Get Out” is nominated for four Academy Awards in the categories of Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role for Daniel Kaluuya, Best Original Screenplay for Jordan Peele and Best Director for Peele. The 2018 Oscars ceremony will be telecast Sunday, March 4, on ABC.

The movie tells the story of the terrifying things that happen during a young African-American man’s weekend getaway to meet his white girlfriend’s parents. It already has won three 2018 NAACP Image awards and the 2017 Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie from the Broadcast Film Critics Association.  

Wilson serves on the editorial review boards of “Art Education” and “The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education.” She also is the preservice representative of the National Art Education Association’s Professional Research through Learning group. Her research topics include the intersections of racial identity and arts participation.

“Get Out” will be the first film to be shown in the Belcourt Theater’s fifth annual “Science on Screen” series, which also includes “Brazil,” “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” “Songcatcher,” “Big,” “Galaxy Quest,” “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,” and “Wargames.” The series is made possible through a grant from the Coolidge Corner Theatre with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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