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BIFF17 Patti Cake

15+ 108 MIN
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One of the buzz films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Patti Cake$ is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Patti Cake$, aka Killa P, aka a lot of other names - real name Patricia Dombrowski (Danielle Macdonald) - dreams of making it as a rapper, but things are stacked against her. She’s on the wrong side of the tracks. Her mother is a boozy barfly whose past career as a rock star still haunts both of them - and Patty is doing everything she can to keep the debt collecting wolves from the door.

Along with her best friend Jheri, Patti encounters a bizarre hard rock/rap dark spirit named Bastard on an open mic night and quickly becomes fascinated with this outsider, who lives in a shack on the outskirts of town recording his own special brand of musical weirdness.

Along with Patty’s grandmother (don’t ask!), together a strange magic develops between this group of outsiders as the film twists and turns from raw drama to laugh-out-loud comedy.

Patti Cake$ is a genuinely honest film with finely drawn characters, each of whom you’ll be utterly happy to follow, cry with, love with, cheer with and fight with.

Movie Information

Release date

Friday 18th August


108 min




Film Festival