Patti Cake$

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USA | 2017 | 108 minutes | Geremy Jasper

Newcomer Danielle Macdonald gives a star-making performance as a big girl with big talent who fights her way through the strip malls and strip clubs of New Jersey, building her crew, battling an army of haters, and honing her rap skills.

"Music video director Geremy Jasper launches an unlikely rap star—and unforgettable indie underdog—in his high-energy feature debut."Peter Debruge, Variety

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Derived from the Jersey of his childhood, director Geremy Jasper introduces the world to the spirited Patricia Dombrowski (Danielle Macdonald). Otherwise known as Patti Cake$, her drama tells of the determination and drive it takes to achieve a dream, no matter how impossible it may seem. An aspiring rapper, plus-sized Patti spends her days practicing her technique and rocking the stage in imaginary performances, ignoring the haters who've labeled her "Dumbo." It's not until she meets and collaborates with the bitter and reclusive Basterd (Mamoudou Athie) that her dreams start to look like a reality. Her eccentric group of oddballs in tow, Patti ignores the cynics telling her to dream a little smaller. This film is written from the heart of the director and the memory of his own upbringing, growing up in New Jersey and surrounded by strong and animated women who didn't understand and wouldn't accept the meaning of the words "Sit down and shut up." In drugstore aisles, gas-station parking lots, strip clubs, and bars, the New Jersey that Patti calls her own transforms from a prison to a kingdom of hope for this young dreamer.

Director Biography

Patti Cake$ marks Geremy Jasper's feature film debut, with the two shorts Outlaws (2015) and Glamouriety (2012) under his belt. Jasper both wrote and directed all three.

Sponsored by Ingeniux, Full Tilt Ice Cream, Savannah College of Art and Design

  • Director: Geremy Jasper
  • Principal Cast: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie, Cathy Moriarty
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 108 minutes
  • Producer: Michael Gottwald, Noah Stahl, Rodrigo Teixeira, Dan Janvey, Chris Columbus, Daniela Taplin Lundberg
  • Screenplay: Geremy Jasper
  • Cinematographers: Federico Cesca
  • Editors: Brad Turner
  • Music: Geremy Jasper, Jason Binnick
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: Palm Springs International Film Festival 2017 (Directors to Watch)
  • Filmography: Outlaws (2015); Glamouriety (2012)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: Fox Searchlight
  • International Sales: CAA