Director: Boots Riley
Stars: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler
A huge breakthrough success in the US, this black comedy is set in a near-future California, where Cassius (Stanfield) gets a job as a telemarketer. Using his “white voice” brings the sales flooding in, and Cassius is soon heading for the mysterious big-time sales floor. Meanwhile, his fellow telemarketers plan to unionise and go on strike, and a shady entrepreneur (Hammer) has a solution to work-life balance and a plan to improve mankind…
David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 22 January 2019
Show starts at 7.30 pm, ticket prices £7.50 & £6.00 (concessions).
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We start the week on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm with Sorry to Bother You.
Boots Riley is musician turned writer/director for this clever and original piece, which he describes as ‘an absurdist dark comedy with aspects of magical realism and science fiction’. Lakeith Stanfield takes the lead of Cassius “Cash” Green, forced to adopt a ‘white voice’ to succeed in the world of telemarketing.
Widows is Wednesday evening’s (7.30pm) offering, showing again due to the popularity of our screening earlier in the month.
We end the week with a documentary, looking at the life and guiding philosophy of Fred Rogers, the host and creator of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, in Won’t You Be My Neighbor?