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Sorry to Bother You

A breathlessly inventive satire about a man climbing the corporate ladder. Just don’t look down…

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USA 2018
Dir Boots Riley
With Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Jermaine Fowler
Certificate 15
Courtesy of Universal Pictures

Writer-director Boots Riley’s breathlessly inventive satire is bursting with wit and panache. Mild-mannered call-centre employee Cassius (Stanfield) discovers he has a talent to adopt a ‘white voice’ – an ability which promptly lets him climb the corporate ladder. But as he draws closer to disturbed entrepreneur Steve (Hammer), there might be more at stake than just his career, friendships with his co-workers and his relationship with his activist girlfriend Detroit (Thompson). In his dark satirical debut, Boots Riley firmly establishes himself as a powerful new voice in contemporary cinema. We can only hope the Trump era heralds more socialist comedy-horrors like this.

Gaylene Gould, Head of Cinema and Events

Audio Description available at all screenings.

The screenings on Sat 29 Dec 15:50, Sun 30 Dec 18:00, Thu 3 Jan 14:30 and Sun 6 Jan 15:30 will have Hearing-impaired Subtitles.

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