Sorry To Bother You

Sorry To Bother You

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  • Boots Riley


  • LaKeith Stanfield
  • Tessa Thompson
  • Jermaine Fowler
  • Omari Hardwick
  • Danny Glover
  • Kate Berlant
  • Terry Crews
  • Steven Yeun

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed.

    In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, California, Lakeith Stanfield plays telemarketer Cassius Green, whose fortunes improve when he adopts a “white voice”. Shortly thereafter, he falls under the spell of Steve Lift (Armie Hammer), 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). Directed by legendary Oakland musician Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You is a cheerfully anarchic satire of capitalism run amok and one of the most excitingly original films of the past decade.

    Photo credit: Annapurna Pictures

    Past Programs


    Language rights as human rights

    Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA