WHO’S IN IT?
Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out), Tessa Thompson (Creed), Jermaine Fowler (Collide), Omari Hardwick (For Coloured Girls), Terry Crews (White Chicks), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon), Steven Yeun (Okja), Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name), Kate Berlant (Dean), Michael X. Sommers (Stitch in Time), Robert Longstreet (Take Shelter), Forest Whitaker (Black Panther), Rosario Dawson (Trance), Tom Woodruff Jr. (Hollow Man), David Cross (Kill Your Darlings), Mahari Crown (Diamond Dawgs), Lily James (Cinderella), Patton Oswalt (Young Adult)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Boots Riley (film debut), director, writer, composer; Nina Yang Bongiovi (Fruitvale Station), Jonathan Duffy (Pit Stop), Charles D. King (Mudbound), George Rush (Ping Pong Summer), Forest Whitaker (Dope) and Kelly Williams (Retribution), producers; The Coup (film debut), Merrill Garbus (film debut) and Tune-Yards (film debut), composers; Doug Emmett (The Edge of Seventeen), cinematographer; Terel Gibson (The Kings of Summer), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Cassius “Cash” Green (Stanfield) is a young man living in his uncle’s garage with his beautiful girlfriend Detroit (Thompson). He lands a job as a telemarketer on the lower levels of a company called RegalView, and at first he struggles to make a sale – until he is advised to begin using his “white voice” (Cross), which soon leads him on a path to success and to a higher, better-paid job in the company. But as he becomes more successful, and as Detroit and his friends become more caught up in protests against the corporation, Cash begins to discover the dark secrets of the people he’s working for…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Rapper and activist Boots Riley makes his filmmaking debut with this outlandish and extremely funny satire that is destined to find a cult audience for its surreal humour and ideas.