Director-writer Boots Riley has put together a satirical masterpiece - a slow dystopian slice of Afrofuturism that took 2018 by storm - SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, starring Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson.
A sci-fi movie from the 50s that stars a black man and a white woman, mixed in a triangle of passion with a white man and they’re possibly the last people on the Earth - sounds like a job for Harry Belafonte! Fans of heated Vince vs Len debates will love this one.
Vince and Len moderate a free-wheeling talkback at a special screening of Boots Riley's SORRY TO BOTHER YOU at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Special thanks to Jacob Mazer and BMFI for the invite.
The 1980s may have been a renaissance for science fiction movies with Star Wars and its sequels, Star Trek and Buckaroo Banzai lighting the skies and filling the seats. But a non-descript science fiction-ish slavery allegory set in the rumbling streets of Harlem offers a more cerebral thoughtful brand of galactic whimsy.