Sorry to Bother You
Things aren’t going brilliantly for Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield). He’s living out of his uncle’s garage and the only job he can find, as a low-level telemarketer, he isn’t particularly good at. That is, until an older black colleague gives him one simple piece of advice: speak in a “white voice”. This proves to be the key to immediate professional success and Cassius begins to shoot up the corporate ladder.
Written and directed by rapper Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You is a fierce and very funny satire, bursting with ideas. Announcing a major new talent, and perhaps the most stridently anti-capitalist film of recent years, this is radical, dazzling and unmissable.
This screening is part of Comedy Genius, a nationwide celebration of comedy on screen, led by BFI, the Independent Cinema Office and BFI Film Audience network, supported by funds from the National Lottery. For more screenings go to bficomedy.co.uk. #bficomedy