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Patti Cake$

Patricia ‘Killa P’ Dombrowski drafts rhymes behind the bar at a dingy dive, trying both to pay off her coarse but beloved Nana’s medical bills, and support her hard-drinking mom, whose own musical aspirations failed long ago. Patti and her rap partner/best friend Jheri share dreams of fame, fortune, and escaping Dirty Jersey for good, but they haven’t found a producer with the ‘fire beats’ they need. Unbroken by the taunts of local goons, she unexpectedly gravitates to a reclusive goth-metal musician named Basterd, a newcomer who just might be able to help Patti achieve hip-hop superstardom. First-time feature director Geremy Jasper unleashes a film as full of infectious energy, enthusiasm, and music as its protagonist, daring us not to fall in love with a force of nature like Patti Cake$.