Surprise Movie 2017 Revealed For ADiff (Dublin Film Festival) February 26, 2017 As Adiff 2017 draws to a close, audiences packed into Savoy 1 for the annual surprise movie, some years are strong, other years result in walk-outs, what will audiences this year make of the surprise film… GET OUT. The horror film which opens in Irish cinemas on March 17th is from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation. Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods). 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. Equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary, Get Out is written and directed by Peele (Key and Peele) and produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, as well as Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko, The Box), Peele and Edward H. Hamm Jr. (The Box, Bad Words). The film also stars Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men series), Milton “Lil Rel” Howery (The Carmichael Show), Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year), Marcus Henderson (Pete’s Dragon) and Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton). Check out the GET OUT trailer below. Below is a list of other surprise movies shown previously at the Dublin International film festival. 2017 – Get Out 2016 – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 2015 – Good Kill 2014 – Muppets Most Wanted 2013 – Welcome To The Punch 2012 – Casa De Mi Padre & This Must Be The Place 2011 – Cedar Rapids 2010 – Greenberg 2009 – Hamlet 2 2008 – The Escapist 2007 – 300 2006 – The Jacket 2005 – The Squid and the Whale 2004 – Starsky & Hutch 2003 – Buffalo Soldiers Joseph McCarthy Great choice, well done ADIFF1 filmbuff2011 I’m just back from the Surprise Film and thoroughly enjoyed it. My final guess was Table 19, but it turned out to be something much more to my liking – Get Out. When the curtains opened, Grainne Humphreys walked past my seat saying to a festival staff member that ‘I better leave in case they kill me’. When I saw the Universal and Blumhouse logos, I already knew it was Get Out. It was a really good film – very twisty and turny. It could be this year’s Don’t Breathe – a standout horror. Grainne needn’t have worried – there were only a few walkouts that I saw and it went down well.