Movies That Made Us is a season curated by the team behind Black Femme Film, a collective who work to create safe, positive spaces for young black women to enjoy cinema. Co-founder Alegría Adedeji on Set It Off: "From the first bank robbery scene, I was completely hooked. My ideas of what was possible expanded in that instant. Although sad in moments, the truimph of female friendship, queer love, self-actulisation and just a really bloody great soundtrack let me know that whatever I could imagine, I could most definetely make on screen."
Four childhood best friends (Jada Pinkett-Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise) are fed up. Struggling with their finances and finding themselves relegated to second-class status in all other aspects of their lives, they decide to take drastic action – and start robbing banks to pay the bills.