Official Cinetopia 2017 Selection! Down in her mother’s basement, Patricia Dombrowski (DANIELLE MACDONALD), a.k.a. “Killa P” and “Patti Cake$,” dreams of escaping dirty New Jersey on the coattails of her rhymes. Stuck working in a hole-in-the-wall bar, under the weight of her beloved Nana’s medical bills and her alcoholic mother’s struggles, Patti finds solace and purpose in her music. Unable to find a producer with “fire beats,” Patti and her best friend Jheri (SIDDARTH DHANANJAY) join forces with goth-metal musician Basterd (MAMOUDOU ATHIE) in the hopes of achieving hip-hop superstardom. Nominated for the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL GRAND JURY PRIZE, Patti Cake$ is a must see for hip-hop and film fans alike.
Drama | 108 min | R