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How director Jordan Peele embraced fear to make ‘Get Out’

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Jordan Peele had success as an actor, writer and sketch comedian. But he’d never directed a movie before he made ‘Get Out’ and he admits--he felt some crippling fear. So he asked Ben Affleck for advice. Affleck told Peele to embrace the fear, and the strategy worked: Peele’s film has 4 Oscar nominations, including best picture and best director. Peele tells us about the years-long process that went into making a horror film about race, and about blowing up the notion that black films don’t cross over.

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Host:
Kim Masters

Producer:
Kaitlin Parker