Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection: SXSW Film Festival
Official Selection: Sydney Film Festival
One of the buzz films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser through and through.
Patti Cake$ a.k.a Killer P a.k.a a lot of other names - real name Patricia Dombrowski - dreams of making it as a rapper but things are stacked against her. She’s on the wrong side of the tracks. Her mother is a boozy barfly whose past career as a rock star still haunts her and Patti is doing everything she can to keep the debt collecting foreclosing wolves from the door.
Along with her best friend Jheri Patti encounters a bizarre hard rock/rap dark spirit Bastard on an open mic night and quickly becomes fascinated with this outsider who we find living in a shack on the outskirts of town recording his own special brand of musical weirdness.
Along with Patti’s grandmother (don’t ask!) together a strange magic develops between this group of outsiders as the film twists and turns from raw drama to laugh-out-loud comedy.
Patti Cake$ is a genuinely honest film with finely drawn characters each of whom audiences are utterly happy to follow, cry with, love with, cheer with and fight with.
Screens with the short film Breaker.
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