Boots Riley

Boots Riley

Date: February 13, 2020


7:30 pm

The University Union Ballroom


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 wrapper, 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. His second film, Sorry to Bother You, was released in 2018.

Sorry to Bother You is a fantasy/sci-fi movie featuring Lakeith Stanfield from Childish Gambino/Donald Glover's TV show "Atlanta." 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 economics, race and social justice movements worldwide. This event is co-sponsored with ASI in support of Black History Month.

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UNIQUE Programs
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in support of Black History Month


FREE on the top floor of Parking Structure III. Please view driving to campus and campus map for directions. A printable campus map is also available.

Individuals needing reasonable accommodations must contact us within 5 business days of the event at or (916) 278-3928.

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