Sun 1 August
USA | 2020 | 90’ | 18 | Janicza Bravo
Taylour Paige, Riley Keough, Nicholas Braun
In 2015: @zolarmoon tweets “wanna hear a story about why me & this bitch here fell
out???????? It’s kind of long but full of suspense.” Thus began the odyssey of one A'Ziah King, aka Zola. A stranger-than-fiction saga, which she first told in a now iconic series of viral, uproarious tweets, comes to dazzling cinematic life. Zola, a Detroit waitress, strikes up a new friendship with a customer, Stefani, who seduces her to join a weekend of dancing and partying in Florida. What at first seems like a glamorous trip rapidly transforms into a 48-hour journey involving a nameless pimp, an idiot boyfriend, some Tampa gangsters and other unexpected adventures in this wild tale. With a bittersweet synth score from Mica Levi (Under the Skin) this is a vivid declaration of intent from an exciting new filmmaker.
£8 / £6