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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, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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