Blindspotting: When a situation or an image can be interpreted in two different ways, but you can only see one of the interpretations.
Blindspotting is a very powerful movie with a lot to say. It may be trying too hard to hit all the political talking points of today. It may have been more effective if it had brought one or two issues to the forefront instead of spreading itself a little thin. After trying to be subtle for most of the movie it ends by slapping the audience in the face with its agenda. The film was written by the leads Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal. The friendship portrayed on screen is real, the writer/actors have been friends since they were teenage musicians in Oakland. They both attended our screening presented by the Dallas Film Society. Their Q & A was funny and informative. Daveed Diggs originated the roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the musical Hamilton, for which he won both a Grammy Award and Tony Award, he is half way to his EGOT. Ethan Embrey plays a small but pivotal role. Jasmine Cephas-Jones, Janina Gavankar and Utkash Ambudkar round out the cast. This was the opening film at the Sundance Film Festival 2018. It opens Friday, July 27th, 2018.
Blindspotting Official Trailer
Blindspotting Official Synopsis:
Lifelong friends Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about the intersection of race and class, set against the backdrop of a rapidly gentrifying Oakland.
Blindspotting Sundance Film Festival 2018 Q & A
|Principle Cast||Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Ethan Embrey, Jasmine Cephas-Jones, Janina Gavankar, Utkash Ambudkar|
|Director||Carlos López Estrada|
|Screenwriter||Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal|
|Production Companies||Snoot Entertainment, Summit Entertainment, Codeblack Films|
|Run Time||95 minutes|
|Premier||Sundance Film Festival 2018|