Patti Cake$
First screened in August 2017
Director: Geremy Jasper. Cast: Danielle Macdonald, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie, Bridget Everett, Cathy Moriarty, McCaul Lombardi, Nick Sandow, Wass Stevens, Patrick Brana, Sahr Ngaujah, Ray Iannicelli, MC Lyte. Screenplay: Geremy Jasper.

Twitter Capsule: Hairspray and Tangerine, scratched by a new and creative DJ. Hadn't imagined this America, but loved and believed it.

Second Capsule: Dumb of me to even suggest proximal comparisons because from individual edits to overall story shaping, Patti Cake$ is the newest thing out.

VOR:   The freshness of the movie's storyline, craftsmanship, and human community are so welcome in a parched summer—as they would be any time.

Photo © 2017 Fox Searchlight Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

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