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SFFILM Festival

Closing Night: “I’m A Virgo” (Series)

Directed by Boots Riley

USA | Episodic | 115

23 Apr
Sun, Apr 23, 2023 at 6:00 pm PT
23 Apr
Sun, Apr 23 at 7:30 pm PT

Guests Expected

Creator, Co-Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer, Director Boots Riley


Five years after his feature debut, Sorry to Bother You (2018), wowed Festival audiences, beloved local creative Boots Riley returns with a deliriously strange and joyful series that marks his first foray into episodic storytelling. Emmy-winning actor Jharrel Jerome (When They See Us) stars as Cootie, a 13-foot tall teenager kept hidden from the world for his entire life but now out and about and awestruck by modern-day Oakland. A wildly talented cast that includes Kara Young, Walton Goggins, Olivia Washington, Carmen Ejogo, and Mike Epps star in this exuberant show that is both a biting commentary on the paradoxes that plague modern society and a wide-eyed exploration of the wonder of being alive. Join us for a special screening of the first four episodes of I’m A Virgo.


This program’s time and date has changed from previously printed materials.

Director Boots Riley

Boots Riley is an activist, filmmaker, and musician who’s debut feature film Sorry to Bother You premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The film was released to resounding box office success and widespread critical acclaim. Fervently dedicated to social change, he was deeply involved with the Occupy Oakland movement and was one of the leaders of the activist group The Young Comrades. Riley is the recipient of the Independent Spirit Awards for Best Feature Film, and SFFILM’s Kanbar Award. Up next is his foray into television with dark absurdist comedy, I’m A Virgo, for Prime Video.



Film Details

Language English

Year 2023

Runtime 115

Country USA

Director Boots Riley

Executive Producer Boots Riley, Michael Ellenberg, Lindsey Springer, Tze Chun, Rebecca Rivo, Jharrel Jerome

Writer Boots Riley

Editor Tom Eagles, Saira Haider

Cinematographer Steve Annis, Eric Moynier

Music Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner, Tune-Yards

Cast Jharrel Jerome, Brett Gray, Kara Young, Allius Barnes, Olivia Washington, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Walton Googins

Closed Captions Yes, closed captions are available for this screening. Please let us know if you would like a device when purchasing your ticket or by emailing ADA@SFFilm.org.

Audio Description Audio Descriptions are not currently confirmed and will be updated soon.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language Interpretation is not currently confirmed and will be updated. For any questions about accessibility at SFFILM Events, please email ADA@SFFilm.org.