Boots Riley & Lakeith Stanfield

The creative duo discuss film and afro-futurism

Watch a conversation on the Sundance and SXSW sensation “Sorry to Bother You,” which New York Times co-chief film critic Manohla Dargis praised as “a jolt from the blue … often guffaw-out-loud funny.”

The feature directorial debut of rapper and activist Boots Riley, “Sorry to Bother You” stars Lakeith Stanfield (“Atlanta,” “Get Out”) as a telemarketer in an alternate present-day version of Oakland who discovers a magical key to professional success that leads him into increasingly surreal adventures. This conversation about the film features Riley, Stanfield and New York Times contributor Logan Hill.

ScreenTimes, presented by HBO, celebrates and illuminates the most fascinating projects in film, television and video. After each screening, veteran New York Times contributor Logan Hill hosts substantive conversations with the creative artists and stars who are defining this enthralling generation of art and entertainment.

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