ZOLA RTRFM ADVANCE PREVIEW SCREENING IN ASSOCIATION WITH LUNA LEEDERVILLE AND SONY PICTURES.
WEDNESDAY 10 NOVEMBER
Arrival 6.30 pm (film starts 7.00pm)
A brand-new collaboration between RTRFM and Luna Palace Cinemas bringing you the best in hand-picked classic and contemporary new cinema releases. First up, it’s the perfect start to a whole new friendship with the real-life viral Twitter thread turned blockbuster ZOLA, at Luna Cinemas Leederville on Wednesday, November 10*. Join us for a night of music by RTRFM's DJ Kailyn Crabbe, a complimentary slice of Siena's tasty pizza on arrival and a $9 Sailor Jerry Cola purchased from the bar!
The break-out hit at Sundance is a wild ride from start to finish - a jaw-dropping real-life story, from Tony-nominated playwright Jeremy O. Harris (“Slave Play”) and acclaimed writer/director Janicza Bravo, who co-wrote the screenplay, which is based on Aziah “Zola” King’s 144-tweet epic and the Rolling Stone article “The Greatest Stripper Saga Ever Tweeted” that memorialized the unbelievable true story. This uproarious, stranger than fiction saga, comes to dazzling cinematic life.
Zola (newcomer Taylour Paige), a Detroit waitress, strikes up a new friendship with a customer, Stefani (Riley Keough), who seduces her to join a weekend of dancing and partying in Florida. What at first seems like a glamorous trip full of “hoeism” rapidly transforms into a 48-hour journey involving a nameless pimp, an idiot boyfriend, some Tampa gangsters and other unexpected adventures in this wild, see-it-to-believe-it tale.
Variety’s chief film critic Owen Gleiberman called “Zola” the “must-see movie of the summer...There are a lot of ways to describe “Zola,” the scandalously intoxicating mad-dog erotic-underworld drama with a title that doesn’t tell you much about it,” Gleiberman wrote. “It’s a true story so extravagant it feels like it must have been made up. It’s a mini volcano of sex and violence and danger and deception. It’s a close-to-the-bone portrait of women who work in the sex industry. It’s a youthquake as real as ‘American Honey.’ It’s a piece of pure filmmaking bravura.”
So what are you waiting for buy your ticket now!
“The stripper tweetstorm movie you’ve been waiting for … A wild candy-coloured road saga with piles of style and postmodern flair, told in the key of a smartphone.” – Entertainment Weekly
“Zola never lets you forget a Black woman is in charge in this wild, funny, dangerous film.” Arizona Republic.
“The kind of movie that feels just right for 2020, as chaotic as the moment we're living through” Elle.
“A shockingly hilarious piece of Floridian surrealism...buckle up for the wildest road trip of your life: tantalizing, stranger-than-fiction, and riotously funny” Entertainment Weekly
“A magnetizing, rollercoaster film..a jaw-dropping tale and a hell of a good story” Esquire
“The kind of movie that feels just right for 2020/21, as chaotic as the moment we're living through” Elle
"Bravo has easily established herself as a filmmaker to watch ...lives up to the hype. An uproarious, lively road trip comedy. Star-making turn from Taylour Paige and bold, confident direction from Janicza Bravo.” Collider
“From the trippy opening scene, Zola crackles and pops off the screen” Pop Sugar
“Led by a breakout performance from Taylour Page and a scene-stealing Colman Domingo, writer/director Janicza Bravo created a funny, shocking, utterly insane Floridian nightmare with a unique vision and style” Freelance
“Fun, wild, and also very very weird. The cinematography is gorgeous. Taylour Paige is a freakin' star.” Decider
“Zola is a true document of our era, hustlers dancing as fast as they can as the ground crumbles beneath them” Vanity Fair
"A gonzo road-trip movie for the internet age” Slash film
* Please note Wednesday cheap day does not apply
Come along, bring your pals and support local independent radio and cinema!