Black Lives Matter of Columbus will host a free screening of a horror film, “Get Out,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave.

“Get Out” follows a young, interracial couple who visit the mysterious estate of the woman’s parents.

The showing will be restricted to viewers 17 and and older due to the film’s R rating and mature content. However, the discussion following the film is open to all ages.

The movie tackles issues on racism, race relations, interracial relationships and related topics. After the showing, six panelists will discuss the film:

  • Sandra Miles, dean of students and director of student affairs at IUPUC.
  • Tosha Lafferty, a board member of Black Lives Matter of Columbus.
  • Nic Cable, minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus.
  • Leah Humphrey, a member of Indy10 Black Lives Matter.
  • Jessarae Emberton, board member of Black Lives Matter of Columbus.
  • Ethan Evans, a member of Indy10 Black Lives Matter.

The audience also will have a chance to participate in the dialogue.

Moderators will be Brittany King and Tony Hayden of Black Lives Matter of Columbus.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at bblair@therepublic.com or 812-379-5672.