Sorry to Bother You - Celebrate Black History Month at Melrose

Image advertising Sorry to Bother You moive at Oakland Public Library

Written and directed by local Boots Riley, this film is set in an absurdist alternate Oakland.  The film follows a young Black telemarketer who adopts a white accent in order to succeed at his job.  Once he does, he gets swept up into a corporate conspiracy, and must choose between making money at the expense of humanity and joining with his activist friends to organize labor.


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Melrose Branch

Community Room
4805 Foothill Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94601
Phone: (510) 535-5623