|Tue 16 Oct||20:10|
|Wed 17 Oct||11:00, 20:30|
|Thu 18 Oct||20:10|
- Screenings before 16:00: £8.00 full / £5.00 concessions
- Screenings after 16:00: £10.00 full / £8.00 concessions
- Aged 24 or under? You can see any screening at any time for £5.00
Lifelong friends Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-write 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.
Diggs (Hamilton fans will recognise him for his double role of the Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson) plays Collin, a Black ex-con with three days to go on his probation. Casal is miles, his reckless white best friend with no talent for staying out of trouble. Furniture movers by trade, the two pass the time in freestyle rap duels, but when Collin witnesses a police shooting it starts his wheels turning about how the pair of them fit into a toxic tapestry of institutionalised racism and violence.
Funny yet sincere and boldly directed, this provocative love letter to a hometown (Diggs and Casal are born-and-bred Oaklanders) urges us to examine the blindspots we all have - about gentrification, cultural appropriation, the police and race - and, more importantly, asks how we can change to make things better.
- The screening of Blindspotting on Tue 16 Oct is part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café/Bar with a valid cinema ticket.
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