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Patti Cake$

Released 2017
Distributor Fox Searchlight Pictures

Geremy Jasper’s 2017 Sundance hit is a genial look at how a rap star is born. Danielle Macdonald plays “Patti” Dombrowski whose dreams of hip hop stardom are met with the usual travails but the actress’s star-making performance won over audiences.

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.