films – Cinema Akil

Sebastián Silva
USA | R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama | English

Tyler joins his friend on a trip to the Catskills for a weekend birthday party with several people he doesn't know. As soon as they get there, it's clear that (1) he's the only black guy, and (2) it's going to be a weekend of heavy drinking. Although Tyler is welcomed, he can't help but feel uneasy in "Whitesville." The combination of all the testosterone and alcohol starts to get out of hand, and Tyler's precarious situation starts to feel like a nightmare.


  • Nominee - Grand Jury Prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival / microaggressions of black-white relationships in this perceptive character study,” - IndieWire
  • "This is a fast and lean film, an absolute workout for its outstanding cast and a devilish roller coaster ride for audiences. It’s funny, disturbing, cringeworthy, nerve-wracking and, for some, will feel a little too realistic " - Vanity Fair
  • "Filmmakers often express the sincere but tiresome hope that their movies will ‘start a conversation’. With Tyrel and Get Out, we have something more interesting – movies that are in conversation with each other about subjects individuals find hard to discuss." – The Hollywood Reporter