Patti Cake$, image courtsey of Fox
Film
UK Premiere

Patti Cake$

Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House

Wed 23 Aug 2017
Doors 18.30
£24.00 + booking fees

DJ from 18.45 Film starts approximately 21.00. For telephone bookings call 0844 847 1715 (booking with Ticketmaster, calls will cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge)

The Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

Meet Patricia, an ordinary girl who dreams of becoming a superstar rapper. An upbeat coming-of-age crowd-pleaser, with the director joining us for this premiere.

Certificate 15
Duration 108 mins

Direct from the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, this bold, funny and infectiously upbeat coming-of-age crowd-pleaser introduces you to a very different sort of superhero - Patricia Dombrowski, a New Jersey girl who dreams of becoming superstar rapper ‘Killa P’. Despite being held back by her mother - whose own musical aspirations have long since been shelved - and her soul-crushing job at the local bar, the self-styled Killa is determined that her voice will be heard, enlisting faithful sidekick Jheri and mysterious goth-metal noisemaker Basterd to help her create tracks that even the haters can’t ignore.

Director Geremy Jasper’s debut feature film hits all the right notes, combining humour and heart with a gritty realism that never lets you forget just how high the stakes are for these characters. Most important, however, are the performances of newcomer Danielle MacDonald as Patricia and force-of-nature cabaret star (and Amy Schumer collaborator) Bridget Everett as her mother, who bring so much energy and emotion to their roles that the big-screen can barely contain it. We’re thrilled that Bridget and Geremy will be joining us at Summer Screen for a formidably full-on Closing Night that may literally bring down the house.
 

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DJ from 18.45 | DJP
DJP serves up a soundtrack of hip-hop classics before Killa P takes centre-stage for our closing night premiere.

One of the most hyped films of the summer, this brilliant indie follows a teenage rapper in New Jersey. She is Patricia Dombrowski, aka Killa-P - or Dumbo to the haters. Catch it at Somerset House first.

Time Out
Patti Cake$ trailer

Jasper's dynamic debut crackles with energy and grass roots authenticity.

Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
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