Alum Boots Riley's 'Sorry to Bother You' to Screen at SF International Film Festival
SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER -- On the local front, the SFFILM-supported satire Sorry To Bother You by Oakland’s Boots Riley also has been announced as a centerpiece program. The movie, a hit at the Sundance Film Festival in January, screens at 6:30pm April 12 at the Castro in The City, followed by an 8pm showing at the Grand Lake Theatre — organizers call the dual location hometown screenings a festival first.
While funny, it also tackles issues of corporatism, racism, misogyny, feminism, community, greed, assimilation, unionization and gentrification. Riley, who studied film at San Francisco State University, is also know for fronting hip hop groups The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club.