Sorry to Bother You 2018 MA15+

8.15PM Wed 22 Apr 2020 (1hr 52mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

‘Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield), a 30-something black telemarketer with self-esteem issues, discovers a magical selling power living inside of him. Suddenly he’s rising up the ranks to the elite team of his company, which sells heinous products and services. The upswing in Cassius’s career raises serious red flags with his brilliant girlfriend, Detroit (Tessa Thompson), a sign-twirling gallery artist who is secretly a part of a Banksy-style collective called Left Eye. But the unimaginable hits the fan when Cassius meets the company’s cocaine-snorting, orgy-hosting, obnoxious, and relentlessly optimistic CEO, Steve Lift (Armie Hammer). Bursting with wit and originality, writer/director Boots Riley pulls no punches in this immensely intelligent comedy about overcoming your perception of your own powers of persuasion. With pitch-perfect performances by a stellar cast, a super funky soundtrack (which Riley contributes to), plus a score by Tune-Yards, Sorry to Bother You is a sparkling debut feature that surfs a macabre universe with a disturbing likeness to our own.’ Sundance Film Festival

CREDITS

DCP, COLOUR, DOLBY, 112 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR BOOTS RILEY / PRODUCER: NINA YANG BONGIOV, JONATHAN DUFFY, CHARLES D. KING, FOREST WHITAKER, KELLY WILLIAMS / SCRIPT: BOOTS RILEY / CINEMATOGRAPHER: DOUG EMMETT / EDITOR: TEREL GIBSON / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: ROADSHOW ENTERTAINMENT