What a week this is for Cineworld Unlimited members! On Tuesday, we invited you to a special Unlimited Screening of the new Matt Damon movie, Stillwater – and you can read some of the Twitter comments about that here. And tonight, we have a second Unlimited Screening – this time of the highly acclaimed Zola.
Directed by Janicza Bravo, Zola is based on a series of viral tweets penned by Aziah 'Zola' King, and tells the extraordinary story of a Detroit waitress and part-time stripper (played by Taylour Paige) who's enticed by a female customer (Riley Keough) to join in a weekend of hedonism in Florida. Things take a sinister and surreal turn when she gets there, though, with pimps, gangsters and other larger-than-life characters being thrown into the mix.
Zola has been lauded by critics, with Shannon Miller of The A.V Club writing: "Zola is first and foremost a zany, catastrophic road-trip dramedy, one that balances the whimsy of social media with the harrowing reality of being trapped in a dangerous situation."
And Variety critic Owen Gleiberman gave it the thumbs-up, too, describing it as "a true story so extravagant it feels like it must have been made up. It's a mini volcano of sex and violence and danger and deception. It's a close-to-the-bone portrait of women who work in the sex industry. It's a youthquake as real as American Honey. It's a piece of pure filmmaking bravura."
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