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Sorry to Bother You

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Sorry to Bother You

In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, California, telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield, Get Out, FX’s Atlanta) finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift (Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name), a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams. Cassius must decide whether financial success is worth sacrificing both his ideals and the love of his life, his free-thinking, anti-capitalist girlfriend, Detroit (Tessa Thompson, Dear White People, Annihilation). Directed by legendary Oakland musician Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You is a fearlessly ambitious, genre-defying wild ride that firmly establishes Riley as one of cinema’s most exciting new voices.

Tickets: $9 (members), $14 (nonmembers)

It works fine as an outrageous comedy, but the perceptive commentary will likely give it staying power. This is the fearless satire that America desperately needs right now.

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