George Clooney‘s Suburbicon hasn’t hit the theaters yet but everyone is talking about it. It’s controversial, political, and timely.
“Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic, suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns — the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge must navigate the town’s dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence.”
The story of Suburbicon is actually based off of an African American family who moved to Levittown, Pennsylvania in 1957, in a completely white neighborhood and fell victim to racism. “Those in the North love to think they had nothing to do with [racism],” Clooney tells The Hollywood Reporter. “They love to wash their hands and say: ‘Actually, we were the liberals. We were against slavery and pro-civil rights.’ And the truth of the matter was much more complicated. There were a lot of problems, particularly in places like Levittown.”
Suburbicon comes to theaters October 27th. If you’re in Atlanta, we are giving away tickets to see it when it comes out! Click here for your chance to win!