Sorry to Bother You
In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green's career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift, a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.
Nominated for 6 Academy Awards. Academy Award Winner, Best Actor, Daniel Kaluuya. Academy Award Winner, Best Original Song, H.E.R.
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Boots Riley
STARRING LaKeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson. Jermaine Fowler
“If Mike Judge’s “Office Space” and Robert Downey Sr.’s “Putney Swope” hooked up after a night of bingeing on hallucinogens, Marxist theory and the novels of Paul Beatty and Colson Whitehead, the offspring might look something like this.”
– A.O. Scott (The New York Times)