Zola

It took about 5 minutes for the movie rights to be snapped up after Aziah “Zola” King’s Twitter thread went viral, detailing what could be the wildest two-day trip to Florida ever embarked upon. And, for good reason: the initial 148 tweets told a story full of strippers, pimps, gangsters, and idiot boyfriends in a true “you’ve gotta see it to believe it” slice of screen salaciousness.
The premise: Detroit waitress Zola meets sex worker Stefani at the restaurant where she works and is convinced into a spontaneous roadtrip to Florida the next day, with the goal to make as much money dancing in the Florida clubs as they can. The reality: a lot goes wrong. The result: a sleepless, 48-hour journey that will have you regularly going “no way!” Directed and co-written by Janicza Bravo, ZOLA was nominated for the Grand Jury Award at Sundance, and critics are labelling Bravo as a “filmmaker to watch”. With Taylour Paige (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) playing the eponymous storyteller, granddaughter of Elvis, Riley Keogh (The Lodge, Under The Silver Lake), as Stefani, and Nicholas Braun (Succession) as Stefani’s hapless boyfriend, ZOLA is a slice of escapism (and surely an immediately iconic screen odyssey) ready to help you check out of 2021 for 90 minutes.

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Commences Thursday, 18 Nov 2021
Rating CTC
Genre To Be Advised
Running Time 86
Language
New & Noteworthy
Closed Caption CNMN First Nations Acknowledgement