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Member Exclusive: 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
A Universal Pictures release

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.

Gaylene Gould, Head of Cinema and Events

Audio description available.

This screening is part of our Member Exclusive programme and tickets are at the special price of £6. Members and a guest are invited to the Member Salon, a post-screening discussion, in the Balcony Bar, BFI Riverfront from 20:10. A limited number of advance tickets are available to book jointly with tickets to this screening. To book, please untick the donation box to reveal the Member with Salon ticket option.

Further places will be released on a first served basis to Members and one guest at the Balcony Bar, BFI Riverfront on 10 January from 20:10. Please bring your Membership card with you.


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