Feral Business Network presents
Directed: Boots Riley, 2018, USA, 112 mins, Cert: 15
Sat 16 February // 18:00
Tickets: Free Entry - Arrive in time...please
Tonight everyone is an RADMIN Usher and everyone sees the film for free.
The Cube conducts a special Welcome Session in which the whole audience is trained to become a Cube Usher. A Cube Usher helps guide people to their seats, tears tickets, checks stamps, cleans up and responds to any event in the auditorium. This is open to everyone including current Cube Work Force, new volunteers and those interested in knowing a how the Cube ushers. Everyone then gets to see the film for free.
The Feature Film is SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
(Film screens at 7pm. Please note you need to be here for the 6pm Welcome To Ushering session to watch.)
The audacious, deliriously inventive début from communist activist, musician-turned-filmmaker Boots Riley. Box Office Mojo labels it a 'Sci-Fi Comedy' and if that is the case it's one where the work force feels the power and joins the movement.
“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.
RADMIN - What can artists do for business?
At a time where the legitimacy of 'business as usual' has been called spectacularly into doubt, new thinking and practice around how we do business is urgently sought. Open to individuals and collectives, artists, producers, administrators and creative organisations, we will gather at RADMIN, Britain's first Festival of Administration, to erase, ghost-write and re-file, over three days of receptions, discussions, dinners, provocations and office parties.
RADMIN is a summit in which we will reconsider the 'dull' spaces of administration, managing, trading and maintenance, not as a set of largely hostile impediments which invade or co-opt arts practice but as sites for critical and creative enquiry, radical histories, experiments, politics, wild imaginaries and meaningful work.
With: 3 Stages of Succession, The Ad Hoc Collective, Bristol Cooperative Gym, Centre for Plausible Economies, Common Wallet, Company Drinks, Cube Cinema, CUPS (Creative University Professional Services), Different Space, Drawing Exchange, Feral Trade, FoAM, The Incidental Unit, Institute for Experiments with Business, IRATIONAL.ORG, Legal Eagles, Polar Produce, Port O' Bristol, Plumbmaid, Richard Youngs, The School for Organizing, Trade Show, UWE Business School, The Viriconium Palace AND OTHERS.
The festival runs over three days and nights, with a festival ticket that provides access to all the events and some individual tickets for Friday night's Office Party and Saturday's RADMIN activities.
See here for the full programme of festival events.