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Zola (18) (AD)

two women stand opposite each other is a room full of coloured lights

In this stylish, dark comedy-drama inspired by a notorious twitter thread, Zola finds herself caught up in a nightmarish trip with a nefarious friend. 

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.

Tagged with: Cinema New releases

US 2020 Dir Janicza Bravo 90 min

Please note: The screening at 6.20pm on Wed 25 Aug in Cinema 2 is a captioned screening.

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

There is audio description available for this title. We provide audio description using the Dolby Screentalk system. The film soundtrack comes through the speakers in the usual way and a recorded narrator explains what is happening on screen through personal headphones. Please ask a member of staff for a set of headphones.

 

Booking is essential. Unless or until guidance changes, six people or two households of any size can visit together as a group. Please only sit directly beside someone from your household or support bubble, and avoid moving seats when you arrive, so we can keep social distancing in place between you and other groups. 

Before the film, you’re welcome to eat and drink in the Cinema Café area, although the cinema foyer spaces won’t be available at the moment, to allow for social distancing.

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