Boots Riley

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Boots Riley: Not That Sorry to Bother You

Boots Riley, the longtime radical activist and frontman of the rap group Coup, makes his auspicious film directing debut with Sorry to Bother You, a trenchant send-up of the often unspoken undercurrents of race and class in American society, which opened at Sundance and has been called many things, from “bonkers” to “bizarre,” and labeled both a “comedy” and “satire”. “I don’t like the word satire, because what does satire actually mean?” says Boots Riley.