The 3rd floor gallery of the California Museum of Photography is closed for the installation of Color Shift from August 12th through August 30th, reopening on August 31st.

Sorry to Bother You

Directed by: Boots Riley

2018 | USA | 111 minutes


Friday, February 15, 2019, 7pm


Saturday, February 16, 2019, 3pm


Saturday, February 16, 2019, 7pm

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of “powercalling” that leads to material glory. But the upswing in Cassius’ career raises serious red flags with his girlfriend. As his friends and co-workers organize in protest of corporate oppression, Cassius falls under the spell of his company’s cocaine-snorting CEO, who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.

"The film's uncanny images build in wit and discomfort until they reach nightmarish proportions-an artful metaphor for unrestrained capitalism's natural endpoint." - Inkoo Kang, Slate

"If Mike Judge's Office Space and Robert Downey Sr.'s Putney Swope hooked up after a night of bingeing on hallucinogens, Marxist theory and the novels of Paul Beatty and Colson Whitehead, the offspring might look something like this." - A.O. Scott, New York Times