Zola

Showings

O Cinema South Beach Fri, Jul 9 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Fri, Jul 9 9:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sat, Jul 10 3:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sat, Jul 10 5:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sat, Jul 10 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sat, Jul 10 9:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sun, Jul 11 3:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sun, Jul 11 5:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sun, Jul 11 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sun, Jul 11 9:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Mon, Jul 12 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Mon, Jul 12 9:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Tue, Jul 13 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Tue, Jul 13 9:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Wed, Jul 14 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Wed, Jul 14 9:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Thu, Jul 15 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Thu, Jul 15 9:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Fri, Jul 16 9:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sat, Jul 17 9:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sun, Jul 18 9:00 PM

Description

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.

 

Zola meets Stefani at a restaurant where Zola waitresses, and the two immediately click over pole dancing. Only a day after they exchange numbers, Stefani invites Zola on a cross-country road trip, where the goal is to make as much money as possible dancing in Florida strip clubs. Zola agrees, and suddenly she is trapped in the craziest, most unexpected trip of her life.

 

Janicza Bravo directs this outrageously unique and eccentrically animated saga that was first chronicled in 144 tweets posted by A’ziah King on October 27, 2015. Written by Bravo and playwright Jeremy O. Harris, ZOLA frames the protagonist’s narrative in a groundbreaking exchange that plays with and questions perspective. Bravo’s luscious atmosphere and impeccable attention to detail is unequaled and further confirms the sophomore director as a visionary voice of American independent cinema.

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