keswick film festival

Sorry to Bother You (15)

Showing Sat 2 March, 1.15pm

Sorry to Bother You (15)

This production ended on 02/03/2019


In an alternate version of present-day California, mild-mannered call centre operator Cassius Green whizzes up the corporate ladder after he discovers his unique ability to adopt a ‘white voice’. However the costs of success could be significantly more than alienation from his colleagues and his activist girlfriend.
Funny and surreal, Sorry to Bother you addresses serious themes of everyday racism and workforce oppression with a fresh wit and visual panache.

“It's broad, brash, in your face, inventively shot and, at times, laugh-out-loud funny yet it also becomes a mind-bogglingly extreme Swiftian satire that predicts the Houyhnhnms* that our harsh times will create.” Dog and Wolf
*Houyhnhnms are a fictional race of intelligent horses described in the last part of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels

112 mins, Boots Riley USA 2018 (15)

Prices Adults £7; KFC members £6; Students, U16s, Unwaged £4