The Film Comment Podcast: Boots Riley and Questlove
On July 17, our latest Film Comment Free Talk brought together Boots Riley, director of the mind-altering new film Sorry to Bother You, and special guest Questlove at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. “All art is political,” said Riley, who detailed the genesis of the movie’s surreal Marxist story of a African-American telemarketer, and traded stories with Questlove about the nitty-gritty of the creative process. The talk was moderated by filmmaker and Film Comment contributor Farihah Zaman. For more on Sorry to Bother You, don’t miss Ina Diane Archer’s essay in the July/August issue and our podcast discussion from July 4. Our next Film Comment Free Talk takes place on August 6 with Crystal Moselle, the director of Skate Kitchen (and The Wolfpack).