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ZOLA opens in theaters nationwide on June 30th!


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ZOLA opens in theaters nationwide on June 30th! 


ZOLA stars Taylour Paige, Riley Keough, Ts Madison, director/co-writer Janicza Bravo, co-writer Jeremy O. Harris, executive producer Zola, editor Joi McMillon were joined by guests Ziwe, Miranda July, Tommy Dorfman, Kate Berlant, Angela Trimbur, Sasha Grey, Akilah Hughes, Poorna Jagannathan, Katie Aselton, Shannon Clermont, Shannade Clermont, Imani Hakim, Quinta Brunson and Laci Mosley at Thursday's Girls’ Night Out all-female screening of ZOLA at NeueHouse in Los Angeles.


Actors, filmmakers, artists, musicians, comedians, and tastemakers alike celebrated the film, with Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Gabourey Sidibe, D’Arcy Carden, Kelly Oxford, Elsie Fisher, Christina Elmore, Jonica T. Gibbs, Syd Bennett/Syd Tha Kid, Shiri Appleby, Sosie Bacon, Kara Brown, Melissa Butler, Maura Chanz, Karen Civil, Petra Collins, Angell Conwell, Gia Coppola, Naomi Ekperigin, Paige Elkington, Arrows Fitz, Michelle Hurd, Mehgan James, Melissa Molinaro, Camila Morrone, Sylvia Obell, Aida Osman, Allison Pill, Nelcie Souffrant, and Martine Syms in attendance.

Director | Janicza Bravo

Writers | Janicza Bravo and Jeremy O. Harris

Based on Tweets by | A’Ziah-Monae “Zola” King

Based on the Article by | David Kushner, “Zola Tells All: The Real Story Behind the Greatest Stripper Saga Ever Tweeted”

Producers | Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa, Gia Walsh, Kara Baker, Vince Jolivette, Elizabeth Haggard, Dave Franco

Cast | Taylour Paige, Riley Keough, Nicholas Braun, Ari'el Stachel, Colman Domingo


Synopsis | "Y’all wanna hear a story about why I & 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.


Run Time | 87 min

Rating | R

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