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MLK Day 2019: 'Sorry to Bother You'
Event Type:
Film/Movie
Location:
Olin 104
 
Monday, January 21, 2019
1:15 PM (ET)
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Academic,Activities,Arts
Department:MLK Day Planning Committee
Boots Riley’s 2018 film takes code-switching to a new level as an African American telemarketer finds stunning success, and ultimately a moral dilemma, when he develops a new style of sales pitch. A screening is followed by a discussion examining the film’s portrayal of worker activism and (plot-twisting) relationship to Martin Luther King Jr., its anti-capitalist stances, and its portrayal of code-switching for people of color. (2018, 111 min.) FMI 207-786-6400 or bates.edu/mlk (after Dec. 21).
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