It's been quite the year for "Get Out," Jordan Peele's explosive, difficult to categorize directorial debut that was a hit with fans and critics alike when it hit theaters back in February of 2017. Now, with the film's one-year anniversary approaching -- and it currently sitting pretty with four prestigious Oscar nominations -- the film is celebrating its success with a series of free screenings.
The event is set for President's Day -- which falls on Monday, February 19 this year -- and is taking place at a few dozen AMC theaters across the U.S. and Canada at 7 p.m. local time. The screenings will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis.
Thank you pic.twitter.com/R7zLUewp5L
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) February 13, 2018
Peele shared the news on Twitter, adding a simple "Thank you" for fans. The resounding success of "Get Out" was a pleasant surprise for the first-time filmmaker, who has been effusive in his praise of the film's supporters, pointing to their advocacy as part of the reason the movie did so well in theaters -- and was able to ascend to filmmaking's highest stage.
"Right now I'm just thinking about everyone who bought a ticket and told someone else to," Peele tweeted on the day that Oscar nominations were announced. "You did this. Thank you."
More information about the free screenings, including theater locations, can be found here.
[via: Jordan Peele/Twitter]
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