Film Series: Sorry to Bother You

2018. USA. Dir: Boots Riley. With Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson. 111 min.

Amidst sociopolitical unrest, financially struggling Cassius uses his “white voice” to climb the ranks of one of Oakland’s telemarketing companies, only to find himself sinking deeper into a surreal alternate world. The Coup’s Riley pushes the envelope of satire to make a radical statement that’s both wildly hilarious and unsettlingly familiar.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5