Sorry to Bother You

Friday, 22 March 2019 - 4:00pm6:30pm

Sorry to Bother You

Film Screening

dir. Boots Riley, 2018, 1h 52m.

In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, CA, telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green's career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift, a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.

Film to be followed by an informal post-screening discussion with Temple Professor Kartik Nair and Penn English Ph.D. Candidate JS Wu.

Event is free and open to the public.

Following the March 22 film screening, Penn Social Justice/Global South will be hosting a conversation with Boots Riley, April 3, 6:00pm at International House Philadelphia.