ICA presents a free screening of Sorry to Bother You, in advance of Penn Social Justice/Global South’s conversation with director Boots Riley.
Following the screening there will be a brief Q&A with Temple Professor Kartik Nair and Penn English Ph.D. Candidate JS Wu.
Film Description: In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., 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.
Programming at ICA has been made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation, and by Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan.
This event is the first of a two-part series held in partnership with Penn Social Justice/Global South. The second event will be a conversation with director Boots Riley on April 3rd.