Free Saturdays: Talk with Boots Riley
Boots Riley, Courtesy of Evil Twin Booking
Boots Riley is a provocative and prolific poet, rapper, songwriter, producer, screenwriter, director, community organizer, and public speaker. Boots Riley wrote and directed Sorry to Bother You, a comedy fantasy sci-fi film, in his directorial debut. It stars Lakeith Stanfield, Armie Hammer, Tessa Thompson, Steven Yeun, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick and Terry Crews.
The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Fest and opened to strong critical acclaim in theaters nationwide later in 2018. He is the lead vocalist of The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club. Fervently dedicated to social change, Boots was deeply involved with the Occupy Oakland movement. He was one of the leaders of the activist group The Young Comrades. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Tell Homeland Security-We Are the Bomb.
Free. No additional ticket required. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. Seating tickets will be distributed an hour before the event begins in front of the Koret Theater.
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Free Saturdays admission is generously underwritten by Diane B. Wilsey and programming is supported by the Ford Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.