Boots Riley Lecture @ Sac State

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Thu, February 13 2020
The University Union at Sac State
6000 J Street
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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UNIQUE Programs at Sacramento State is pleased to announce a special lecture event from Boots Riley, the director, writer, and producer of the 2018 film Sorry to Bother You. This FREE event is happening on Sac State’s campus on Thursday, February 13th at 7:30pm in the University Union Ballroom.

Boots Riley is an American rapper, producer, screenwriter, film director, and has a passion for activism and creativity. He is also the head vocalist of the group The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club. Boots’ first movie creation was in 2007, with a film called In Prison My Whole Life. However, he didn’t come to the limelight of film until his 2018 film, Sorry to Bother You.

Sorry to Bother You is a fantasy/sci-fi movie. The film’s main character, t, Cassius Green, finds himself in a world where he finds a magic key that unleashes “material glory.” Next, Cassius soon finds himself becoming very successful in his telemarketing career, but his friends start to create a protest against corporate oppression against ordinary civilians. Cassius then finds himself intrigued by a salary offer from a corrupt cocaine-using CEO, and he is left with some very grave decisions to be made.

This event will be a unique lecture night with Boots Riley regarding his success as a producer and American rapper, and his inspiration behind Sorry to Bother You.

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