Sorry to Bother You

KiKi Layne, Stephan James and Lakeith Stanfield. Black woman and man face one another while rendered in orange and light blue hues underneath white text. Black man in purple suit stands against yellow wall with purple and pink and red and orange text

ICYMI: The Films and Creators To Root for at the Spirit Awards

From “If Beale Street Could Talk” to “Sorry to Bother You,” here are the projects that earned nominations from Film Independent.

Marcus Scribner, Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson. Black teenage boy in black pants and blue jean jacket and white shirt stands next to Black woman in red superhero outfit with silver rings next to Black man in black tunic with silver embroidery

On The Fright—and Delight—Of Halloween

Because nothing is more terrifying than racial injustice—and nothing is more adorable than kids whose costumes show us who they really are.

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3 Questions With 'Sorry to Bother You' Director Boots Riley

Riley talked to Colorlines about bringing his revolutionary politics into his first film and the activism he hopes “Sorry to Bother You” inspires.

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WATCH: Telemarketing Dreams Turn Sinister in Trailer for 'Sorry to Bother You'

The film follows a Black telemarketer who enters a bizarre world of decadence after successfully employing his “White voice.”

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5 Films by Creators of Color to Follow at Sundance in 2018

At the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, Boots Riley, Daveed Diggs and others will screen dramatic or documentary films that take on criminal justice, labor and other racial equity issues.