A new, modern nightmare from Oscar winner Jordan Peele. The filmmaker redefined the modern horror genre with Get Out (2017) and Us (2019). For Nope, he reunites with Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya in the lead role, alongside Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun.
About the film
In a remote town, the residents witness a mysterious and inexplicable event: There's something in the clouds. The siblings OJ and Emerald take over the horse breeding business from their father, after he dies inexplicably. They become obsessed with finding out what happened, and what lurks above them, and therefore invest in plenty of camera equipment to monitor the phenomenon.
About the filmmaker
Jordan Haworth Peele (b. 1979) is an American actor, comedian, producer and filmmaker. He is best known for creating films and TV series that deal with popular culture and social issues in a unique mix of horror and satire.
Jordan Peele’s Get Out (2017) is one of the most celebrated critiques of post-racial America to appear in recent times. Central to this critique is the troubled, ongoing relationship between the past and the present – history’s continued, but frequently unacknowledged influence on the present.
In a seminar organized in collaboration with Screen Cultures, a screening of the film was followed by lectures by two of the most influential scholars of film, memory and American culture: Prof. Dr. Alison Landsberg (George Mason University) and Prof. Dr. Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli (UC Davis).