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Sorry To Bother You

Following a critically acclaimed premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Boots Riley's absurdist dark comedy tells the tale of a surreal alternate reality that reveals a lot about our own.

In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, California, telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. But his girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson) feels uneasy about the whole situation.

As Green's career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organise a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift (Armie Hammer), a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams. 

With ambition, zeal and style, Boots Riley's bold film savages the absurdity of late capitalism and racism.

US 2018 Dir Boots Riley 111 min

Barbican Cinema 2