ZOLA RTRFM ADVANCE PAID PREVIEW SCREENING EVENT IN ASSOCIATION WITH LUNA LEEDERVILLE AND SONY PICTURES.
Tuesday, September 14
Arrival 6.15 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. Come along, bring your pals and support local independent radio and cinema. 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 Tuesday, September 14. 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 $10 Key Lime Pie Martini 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 smartphone.” – Entertainment Weekly