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Country: United States
Run Time: 108 minutes
Patricia "Killa P" Dombrowski drafts rhymes behind the bar at a dingy dive, trying to pay off her coarse but beloved Nana's medical bills and support her hard-drinking mom, whose own musical aspirations failed long ago. Patti and her rap partner/best friend Jheri share dreams of fame, fortune and escaping Dirty Jersey for good, but they haven’t found a producer with the "fire beats" they need. Unbroken by the taunts of local goons, she unexpectedly gravitates to a reclusive goth-metal musician named Basterd, a newcomer who just might be able to help Patti achieve hip-hop superstardom. The spectacularly talented Danielle MacDonald portrays Patricia with an intoxicating mixture of swagger, vulnerability, and inner strength, and she's supported by exciting newcomers Sid Dhananjay and Mamoudou Athie as her mismatched crewmates. First-time feature director Geremy Jasper unleashes a film as full of infectious energy, enthusiasm, and music as its protagonist, daring us not to fall in love with a force of nature like PATTI CAKE$. – Sundance Film Festival
Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 4:30 PM
WOMEN OF THE WORLD
Recommended for High School Students +
Geremy Jasper is writer, director, and composer born and bred in North Jersey. He co-directed MTV VMA-nominated videos for Florence + The Machine and Selena Gomez, and his direction for the Target Kaleidoscope Fashion Spectacular won a Cannes Lions Gold Lion and was inducted into MoMA's permanent collection. His debut feature film PATTI CAKE$ participated in Sundance Institute's Directors and Screenwriters Labs. A lifelong music freak, Jasper wrote the film's original songs.
PATTI CAKE$ (2017)
Miachel Gottwald, Noah Stahl, Dan Janvey, Rodrigo Teixeira, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Chris Columbus
Danielle MacDonald, Bridget Everett, Cathy Moriarty, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie