Feature Film Program


Rooftop Films & A24 invite you to Fort Greene Park for a special free New York screening of Janicza Bravo’s Sundance smash Zola!


Thu Jun 24 7:30 PM

The Film


Janicza Bravo | US | 87

“Y’all wanna hear a story about why me & this bitch here fell out? It’s kind of long but full of suspense.” Thus began the odyssey of one A’Ziah King, aka Zola. From acclaimed writer/director Janicza Bravo, Zola's stranger than fiction saga, which she first told in a now iconic series of viral, uproarious tweets, comes to dazzling cinematic life.

Zola (Taylour Paige), a Detroit waitress, strikes up a new friendship with a customer, Stefani (Riley Keough), who seduces her to join a weekend of dancing and partying in Florida. What at first seems like a glamorous trip full of “hoeism” rapidly transforms into a 48-hour journey involving a nameless pimp, an idiot boyfriend, some Tampa gangsters and other unexpected adventures in this wild, see-it-to-believe-it tale. Courtesy of A24.

The famous Zola tweets are now a book titled The Story available for sale on the A24 Shop.
#TheStory by A’Ziah ‘Zola’ King officially enters the literary canon. @_zolarmoon’s legendary 150-tweet tale of a Florida road trip from hell gets the hardcover, clothbound treatment it deserves. Featuring a foreword by Roxane Gay, dedication by Zola, and afterword by Janicza Bravo.

Event Details

7:30 PM
Doors Open
8:30 PM
Program Begins, with an Introduction featuring co-writer/director Janicza Bravo, executive producer A'Ziah "Zola" King, co-writer Jeremy O. Harris, and actor Colman Domingo, moderated by Elaine Welteroth


Fort Greene Park

Myrtle Ave & N Portland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

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