Boots Riley

Boots Riley blasted into the mainstream in 2018 when he directed “Sorry to Bother You,” a stylish and farcical interrogation of race and capitalism, but if that’s the only context in which you’ve encountered him, you’ve missed out on three decades worth of progressive activism and verse-dropping with The Coup, a hip hop group he founded in 1991. His most recent project is “I’m a Virgo,” a surrealist, yet-to-be-released Amazon Prime series about a 13-foot tall Black man in Oakland that looks to rival his directorial debut in provocativeness.


On Monday, March 13, Riley is coming to the Fayetteville Public Library for a free conversation and audience Q&A regarding his entire career. Capacity is 650 and there’s no way to reserve a spot, so first-come first-served will be the law of the land. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the event kicks off at 6 p.m.