Sorry To Bother You
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
Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA