Sorry to Bother You


An audacious, deliriously inventive debut from musician-turned-filmmaker Boots Riley. Sorry to Bother You marks the arrival of one of American cinema’s most exhilarating new talents. “Use your white voice.” With that simple piece of advice, stuck-on-the-bottom-rung telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) goes from living in his uncle’s garage to rocketing up the corporate ladder. Soon he's the company’s newest rising star “power caller.” But just what is he selling? Abetted by game performances from Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, and Armie Hammer as a crazed capitalist super-villain. Riley blends head-spinning surrealism with bomb-throwing sociopolitical satire for a cracked and brilliant anarcho-comedy that keeps topping its own craziness.


Why you need to see this film?:

This daringly original film almost never made it out of the US domestic market. Read why here.  Following the outrage and a substantial campaign and petition to get the film to Australia Sorry to Bother You was picked up and scheduled for an Australian release. Having said that, that's not why you should see Sorry to Bother you, you should see it because it's a fantastic satirical sci-fi roller-coaster  like nothing you've seen before - check out the trailer below.

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“Riley's trippy, frequently hilarious and extremely original Oakland-set fantasia is an urgent, cohesive and accessible statement on race in America masquerading as the best episode of The Twilight Zone you've never seen.”

CJ Johnson - ABC Radio (Australia)

“Its high-concept satire may not land every bizarre flourish it skyrockets at us, but Sorry to Bother You's wit is both profound and satisfyingly off-the-wall.”

Chris Feil - Film Experience

Show Time(s)

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Sunday 20 January
BCC Casuarina

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Add to Calendar 3:30pm,
Sunday 10 March
BCC Casuarina

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Boots Riley



Running Time

105 minutes


Country of Origin