Blindspotting centres around Collin (Daveed Diggs), who 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 Diggs and 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.
Personally, Blindspotting looks to be a fantastic upcoming movie – which, sadly, hasn’t yet got a release date, but which blindsided me with comedy before making my jaw-drop with the drama that followed, and I can’t wait to see this.
Also stars: Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Ethan Embry, Tisha Campbell-Martin
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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