Summer's Wildest Movie Is Here: Former Student Boots Riley's 'Sorry to Bother You'

Thursday, July 05, 2018

NEWSWEEK -- And his activism continued at San Francisco State, where he studied film while also making music and attending anti-racist protests. (During one, at a white supremacist rally, he tossed soda cans at the heads of police officers — a detail that makes it into Sorry to Bother You.) In 2011, he was a spokesperson for the Occupy Oakland movement, protesting local foreclosures and police brutality.