Directed: Boots Riley, 2018, USA, 112 mins, Cert: 15
Mon 14 January 2019 // 20:00
Tue 15 January 2019 // 20:00
Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession / * cheap night)
The audacious, deliriously inventive debut from musician-turned-filmmaker Boots Riley marks the arrival of one of American cinema’s most exhilarating new talents.
“Use your white voice.” With that simple piece of advice, stuck-on-the-bottom-rung telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) goes from living in his uncle’s garage to rocketing up the corporate ladder as the company’s newest rising star “power caller.” But just what is he selling?
Abetted by a clamorous, giddy score by the brilliant Tune-Yards and game performances from Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, and Armie Hammer (as a crazed capitalist super-villain), Riley blends head-spinning surrealism with bomb-throwing sociopolitical satire for a cracked and brilliant anarcho-comedy that keeps topping its own craziness.