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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Director Boots Riley will host free screening of dark comedy 'Sorry to Bother You' at WSU

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Posted By on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 11:26 AM

click to enlarge Tessa Thompson as Detroit, LaKeith Stanfield as Cash - ANNAPURNA PICTURES
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  • Tessa Thompson as Detroit, LaKeith Stanfield as Cash
Nothing says “dystopia” quite like the American dream, which is the unlikely subject of the sharpest — and most underrated — dark comedy of 2018.

Offering commentary on race, competition, injustice, profit, protest, and the shallow millennial job pool (thanks, baby boomers), Sorry to Bother You is the ambitious debut from rapper-turned-director Boots Riley. The film stars LaKeith Stanfield as the struggling entrepreneur Cassius “Cash” Green and Tessa Thompson as his artist girlfriend Detroit, as they navigate the cost of the corporate ladder once Cash accepts a shady telemarketing job where he develops his “white voice” (which sounds an awful lot like David Cross). Following a screening of the film at WSU Community Arts Auditorium, Riley will speak on the film and conduct a Q&A with the audience.

Sorry to Bother You screening and talk begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 19 at the Wayne State Community Arts Auditorium; 450 Reuter, Detroit;; Event is free and open to the public with registration.

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