Patti Cake$ (15)
USA/2017/109mins/15 Dir: Geremy Jasper With: Danielle Macdonald, Siddharth Dhananjay, Cathy Moriarty, Bridget Everett, Mamoudou Athie
Introducing Patricia Dombrowski: aka Killa P, aka Patti Cake$, the unorthodox aspiring rapper fighting a quest for glory. Taunted about her weight and hampered by the misfortunes and heartaches suffered by her troublesome mother Patti joins up with best friend Jheri and outcast Basterd to battle the haters and conquer the hip hop scene with her original and affecting music. Crackling with authenticity, infectious energy and plenty of heart, this debut feature is a celebration of music from the wrong side of the tracks.