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January 13-19 2020

Program 2019

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Collin is trying to quietly get through the remainder of his parole – there are only three days left, but this feels like an eternity as trouble seems to follow him. He is anxious and in shock after witnessing a police officer shoot another black man to death, and he begins to consider whether he is safe around his best friend, the loud and unpredictable Miles.

Written by its charismatic stars, Daveed Diggs (Collin) and Rafael Casal (Miles), BLINDSPOTTING is a love letter to their hometown of Oakland, California, as well as impassioned commentary on the problems facing its inhabitants, that are in no way unique to Oakland. BLINDSPOTTING earnestly confronts weighty issues such as racism, police brutality and gentrification while constantly brimming with color and energy, making it feel like a spiritual sequel to Spike Lee’s classic DO THE RIGHT THING set on the west coast.

Program: 
Orginal title: 
BLINDSPOTTING
Director: 
Carlos López Estrada
Screenplay: 
Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs
Photography: 
Robby Baumgartner
Actors: 
Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones
Run time: 
1 hour 35 min
Year: 
2018
Country: 
USA
Dialogue: 
English
Subtitles: 
None
Producer: 
Keith Calder, Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs
Sales: 
Non Stop Entertainment
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Carlos López Estrada (b. 1988) is a filmmaker from Mexico City. He studied film at the Chapman University in California, and has directed numerous short films, as well as music videos for Goo Goo Dolls, Thundercat and Flying Lotus, among others.