Meet Taylour Paige and more of ‘Zola,’ the Twitter-thread turned Sundance film

Taylour Paige
Actor Taylour Paige of “Zola,” photographed in the L.A. Times Studio at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in Park City, Utah.
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“This is the first movie I’ve seen that was inspired not by a book or a play, but by a Twitter thread — a highly addictive narrative composed in 148 tweets by a Detroit-based Hooters waitress and exotic dancer named A’Ziah “Zola” King.”

Justin Chang/Film Critic

Colman Domingo, left, Riley Keough, Janicza Bravo, Nicholas Braun, A'Ziah King, Taylour Paige and Jeremy O'Harris.
Actors Colman Domingo and Riley Keough, director/co-writer Janicza Bravo, actor Nicholas Braun, subject A’Ziah King, actor Taylour Paige and co-writer Jeremy O. Harris of “Zola,” in the L.A. Times Studio at the Sundance Film Festival.
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Taylour Paige
Actor Taylour Paige of “Zola,” photographed in the L.A. Times Studio at the Sundance Film Festival.
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Colman Domingo
Actor Colman Domingo of “Zola,” photographed in the L.A. Times Studio at the Sundance Film Festival.
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Nicholas Braun, left, and Colman Domingo.
Nicholas Braun, left, and Colman Domingo in the L.A. Times Studio at the Sundance Film Festival.
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A’Ziah King
A Twitter thread by A’Ziah King, photographed in the L.A. Times Studio at the Sundance Film Festival, inspired “Zola.”
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Nicholas Braun
Actor Nicholas Braun of “Zola,” photographed in the L.A. Times Studio at the Sundance Film Festival.
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Riley Keough
Actor Riley Keough of “Zola,” photographed in the L.A. Times Studio at the Sundance Film Festival.
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Check out more films like “Zola” catching Sundance-goers’ attention on the 2020 lineup.