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Preview: Zola (18) + pre-recorded filmmaker Q&A

Sundance London Tour

Riley Keough and Taylour Paige look directly at each other in a hallway of mirrors with multicoloured lights above

Be the first to see the best of the Festival from across the pond with our exclusive Sundance Film Festival: London Tour preview screening of Zola.

2015: Zola, or @zolarmoon, tweets “wanna hear a story about why me & this b***h here fell out???????? It's kind of long but full of suspense.”

Thus begins a Twitter thread that would go down in history, and from it comes Zola, an acidic, hypnotic thrill-ride from director Janicza Bravo, writer Jeremy O Harris, and the woman herself (depicted in a star-making performance by Taylour Paige).

Zola, a Detroit waitress, finds herself flung into a friendship with the chaotic Stefani (Riley Keough), a stripper en route to Florida for a 'hoe trip'. Zola’s seduced into joining her to make some quick cash – but their journey soon becomes a sleepless 48-hour odyssey involving a lot more than she bargained for.

US 2020 Dir Janicza Bravo 90 min

Total programme run time 120 min

Please note: this film contain flashing images that may affect viewers who are susceptible to photo sensitive epilepsy. 

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