WHO’S IN IT?
Danielle Macdonald (The East), Bridget Everett (Trainwreck), Siddharth Dhananjay (film debut), Mamoudou Athie (Jean of the Joneses), Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull), McCaul Lombardi (American Honey), Patrick Brana (Learning to Drive)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Geremy Jasper (film debut), director, writer, composer; Chris Columbus (The Help), Michael Gottwald (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Dan Janvey (Heart of a Dog), Noah Stahl (Approaching the Unknown), Daniela Taplin Lundberg (The Kids Are All Right) and Rodrigo Teixeira (The Witch), producers; Jason Binnick (film debut), composer; Federico Cesca (Cronies), cinematographer; Brad Turner (All Over It), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Patricia Dombrowski (Macdonald) is a plus-size white girl who lives a very unfulfilling life in downtrodden New Jersey during the day, but by night she aspires to be a rapper by the name of Patti Cake$, and sets out on her own quest for fame and glory despite her background…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
In the tradition of 8 Mile and Hustle & Flow, Patti Cake$ is a humorous and inspiring tale about an unlikely rap superstar in the making that’s got beats and rhymes aplenty.