Sorry to Bother You


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Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield), a 30-something black telemarketer with self-esteem issues, discovers a magical selling power living inside of him. Suddenly he’s rising up the ranks to the elite team of his company, which sells heinous products and services. The upswing in Cassius’s career raises serious red flags with his brilliant girlfriend, Detroit (Tessa Thompson), a sign-twirling gallery artist who is secretly a part of a Banksy-style collective called Left Eye. But the unimaginable hits the fan when Cassius meets the company’s cocaine-snorting, orgy-hosting, obnoxious, and relentlessly optimistic CEO, Steve Lift (Armie Hammer).

Bursting with wit and originality, writer/director Boots Riley pulls no punches in this immensely intelligent comedy about overcoming your perception of your own powers of persuasion. With pitch-perfect performances by a stellar cast, a super funky soundtrack (which Riley contributes to), plus a score by Tune-Yards, Sorry to Bother You is a sparkling debut feature that surfs a macabre universe with a disturbing likeness to our own.

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Sat. 1/20, 6:00 p.m., PC Library, PC
Sun. 1/21, 9:15 p.m., Grand, SLC
Mon. 1/22, 8:30 a.m., Prospector, PC
Wed. 1/24, 12:15 p.m., Eccles, PC
Fri. 1/26, 5:30 p.m., MARC, PC
Sat. 1/27, 3:00 p.m., Sundance Resort, Provo

YEAR 2017



RUN TIME 112 min

COMPANY Significant Productions



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Artist Bio

Boots Riley

Boots Riley was born on April Fools' Day, but he is no damn fool. His drink of choice is bourbon, but he's thinking about switching to mezcal because he heard it's healthier. He studied film at San Francisco State University before ending his studies in favor of a major-label recording deal for his band, The Coup. Riley was raised—and still lives—in Oakland, California. Sorry To Bother You is his directorial debut.