Following the screening, Boston University’s Dr. Raul Fernandez will lead a discussion on race and micro-aggressions, featuring Boston Globe editor Patricia Wen (who oversaw the recent Spotlight series on Race in Boston) and Vice Chair of Boston Public Schools Committee Hardin Coleman.
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 with Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford).
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 could have never imagined in the new film from writer and director Jordan Peele (Key & Peele).
About Wide Lens
Wide Lens is a film and discussion series that provides a forum for community conversation around pressing social issues and underrepresented perspectives. Events will include a film screening and post-film panel discussion dedicated to a specific topic (e.g. race in America, immigration, #MeToo). Audience members will have the opportunity to join in the discussion following the panel.
About Dr. Raul Fernandez
Dr. Raul Fernandez is a lecturer at Boston University’s School of Education. He teaches a graduate course on diversity and justice in education and studies the impact of school segregation on the racial dialogue gap. He also serves as a Town Meeting Member for Brookline's 9th Precinct, as a board member for the Brookline Teen Center, and as an active member of Brookline for Racial Justice and Equity.