Former Student Boots Riley Explains How He Made 'Sorry To Bother You'

Friday, June 29, 2018

GIZMODO AUSTRALIA -- “I started out in film school at San Francisco State and quit film school when we got a record deal.

“That film school at the time was very focused on documentary and experimental film, so it wasn’t what I wanted to do. I think they may have changed their focus, because after that Coppola’s brother took over the department for a little while. ...

“Also, that was the time when Spike Lee came out and there was all this energy around new young filmmakers. Being at San Francisco State where the focus was experimental and documentary film at the time, I was like, ‘Who’s going to watch a documentary?’ This was before Michael Moore’s hit films so, the answer then was very few people. And experimental film was going to be seen in museums.”