Buzz Screening 1: I'm A Virgo

I’m A Virgo is a darkly-comedic fantastical coming-of-age joyride about Cootie (Emmy-winning actor Jharrel Jerome), a 13-foot-tall young Black man in Oakland, CA. Having grown up hidden away, passing time on a diet of comic books and TV shows, he escapes to experience the beauty and contradictions of the real world. He forms friendships, finds love, navigates awkward situations, and encounters his idol, the real life superhero named The Hero, played by Walton Goggins. I’m A Virgo is a mythical odyssey that questions the purpose of the mythical odyssey. The cast includes Brett Gray, Kara Young, Allius Barnes, Olivia Washington, Mike Epps, and Carmen Ejogo.

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Film Screenings



Boots Riley, Tze Chun


Boots Riley


Boots Riley


Eric Moynier


Tom Eagles (101, 104, 107), Saira Haider (102, 103, 105, 106)

Production Designer:

Maxwell Orgell

Sound Designer:

Skywalker Sound, Andre Fenley, Jonathan Parham, Rachel Grissom


Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner, Tune-Yards

Principal Cast:

Jharrel Jerome, Brett Gray, Kara Young, Allius Barnes, Olivia Washington, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Walton Goggins

Additional Credits:

Music Supervisor: Leah Harrison

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Premiere Status:
World Premiere
Comedy, Sci-Fi
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United States
116 mins