IWW’s Rebel Worker Movie Night returns for our third winter series!


SORRY TO BOTHER YOU [2018]sorry-to-bother-you

Thursday, December 6, 8 PM

Alternative Library, 519 E. Maple

$5 donation requested, to support the Library and the IWW Organizing Fund.

No one turned away for lack of funds.

How did a film this radical get made in Trumpian America?

Sorry to Bother You, directed by Boots Randolph, is set in a world so similar to our Sorry-to-Bother-You-Trailerown that its dystopian futurism seems familiar. The economy is such that many ordinary people have signed lifetime contracts with a company called Worry Free Living, which guarantees them grueling work, crowded shelter, subpar food, and a modicum of free time. In other words: slavery. This absurdist dark comedy was written and directed by Boots Riley, in his directorial debut. It stars Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, and Armie Hammer. Set in Oakland, California, the film follows a young African-American telemarketer who adopts a white accent in order to thrive at his job. Once he does, he rapidly gets swept up into a conspiracy, and must choose between making money at the expense of humanity and joining with his activist friends to organize his fellow workers. [Wikipedia].

The Wobs who have seen it say this is a VERY WOBBLY MOVIE

This movie won the National Board of Review’s Top Ten Independent Films award.

Looking forward to seeing all our friends there!

In solidarity,

Movie Committee

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: