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Boots Riley (‘Sorry to Bother You’): Musician background ‘really prepared me’ to be a director [Complete Interview Transcript]

Boots Riley (‘Sorry to Bother You’): Musician background ‘really prepared me’ to be a director [Complete Interview Transcript]

Boots Riley made a big splash with his directorial debut, “Sorry to Bother You,” which he also wrote. Known for decades for his hip-hop group The Coup, Riley is now receiving much acclaim for his foray into filmmaking, earning a Directors Guild of America Award nomination for Best First-Time Feature Film Director and other critics prizes.

Riley recently spoke with Gold Derby contributing editor Zach Laws about what sparked the idea for “Sorry to Bother You,” his influences across various mediums and what he has planned next. Watch the exclusive webchat above and read the complete interview transcript below.

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