Blindspotting

Blindspotting

Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers and are forced to watch their old neighborhood become a trendy spot in the rapidly gentrifying Bay Area.When a life-altering event causes Collin to miss his mandatory curfew, the two men struggle to maintain their friendship as the changing social landscape exposes their differences.
Lifelong friends Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about friendship and the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland. Bursting with energy, style and humor, Blindspotting, boldly directed by Carlos López Estrada in his feature film debut, is a provocative hometown love letter that glistens with humanity.

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Credits

Director:  Carlos Lopez Estrada
Producer:  Jess Calder, Keith Calder, Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal
Screenwriter: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal
Principal Cast: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal

Contact

Distributor 
Lionsgate
Public Film Contact
Erin Lowrey
Lionsgate
elowrey@lionsgate.com
310-309-8420
Publicity Contact
Stephanie Lee
stephanie@fonspr.com
512-809-9748
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Genre:  Drama
Screening Section: Festival Favorites
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 95:00 mins