An unlikely hip-hop hero rises in this Festival pleaser from one-time Florence and the Machine video director Geremy Jasper. Aussie newcomer Danielle MacDonald is Patricia Dombrowski, aka aspiring rapper Patti Cake$, a New Jersey barmaid with a killa rhyme for every occasion. Desperate to escape her humdrum home life with her alcoholic mum and wheelchair-bound nan, Patti hooks up with her best friend (Siddharth Dhananjay) and a taciturn beatsmith (Mamoudou Athie) to form a band that will blow the world away. Well, that's the idea. A defiantly indie underdog story with heart and attitude.
Director: Geremy Jasper
Starring: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay