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Interview Omari Hardwick - Sorry to Bother You


Interview: Omari Hardwick – Sorry to Bother You

Interview: Omari Hardwick – Sorry to Bother You

Among the cast of misfit supporting characters in Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You we find Omari Hardwick‘s take on true corporate ladder machiavellianism in the hyper-meterosexualized Mr. Blank. Our Dylan Dempsey had the chance to speak to this eloquent actor just prior to the premiere; he is someone we met way back in 2012 in one of our most favorite video interviews here on the site — a four person sitdown for Ava Duvernay’s Middle of Nowhere.

Seeing that Hardwick was in Park City for another film (he toplines A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love on Election Night) the additional footage below was taken during the film’s second Park City screening where the actor was on hand to discuss the film, his character and Boots Riley’s vision as a filmmaker and collaboration between the actor and the various film departments.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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