click to enlarge Director Boots Riley and actor Lakeith Stanfield on the set of "Sorry to Bother You."

Director Boots Riley and actor Lakeith Stanfield on the set of "Sorry to Bother You."

Friday, September 7, 2018

Director Boots Riley Appearing at ICA as Part of Afrikana Film Fest

Update: Festival postponed due to weather.

Posted By on Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 11:25 AM

If you haven't seen one of the most creative indie hit comedies of the year, "Sorry to Bother You," now you've got a chance to witness it inside VCU's new Institute for Contemporary Art with its director in attendance.

As part of the third annual Afrikana Independent Film Festival, director Boots Riley will be appearing at the ICA on Friday, Sept. 14 for a screening of his hit film. Riley is also known for his work with the Bay Area political rap group, the Coup. He will lead a panel discussion after the film, which starts at 7:30 p.m. There will be an afterparty at the HOF at 10:30 p.m.

The three-day festival includes 40 films from across the diaspora, panels, parties and workshops. For more info, visit afrikanafilmfestival.org.

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