Blindspotting

Blindspotting

DVD - 2018 | EnglishSpanish version
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Collin 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, work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men2s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they grew up in.
Publisher: [United States] : Summit Pictures, [2018]
Edition: EnglishSpanish version
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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flyingtree1
Dec 15, 2018

Very powerful, moving film.

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Yonsei_73
Dec 09, 2018

Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh 🍅  93%

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jimg2000
Dec 08, 2018

The two writers/actors succeeded brilliantly, per wiki:

The screenplay for Blindspotting was written by Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs over a period of nine years. Daveed, who grew up in Oakland, and Rafael, who grew up in bordering Berkeley, California, felt that cinematic portrayals of the San Francisco Bay Area have constantly "missed something". They wanted to draw attention to the culture, community, and sense of "heightened reality" that shape life in Oakland. The film addresses issues of gentrification, police violence, and racism.

Note: Been to most of the locations shown in the film, including the historic Piedmont Mountain View Cemetery above North-East Oakland that Collin runs through daily.

Here is an excellent review from PBS's KQED:
https://www.kqed.org/arts/13837184/blindspotting-is-a-spot-on-portrait-of-an-oakland-in-flux

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jimg2000
Dec 08, 2018

'Cause it's all about how you can look at something, and there can be another thing there that you aren't seeing. ...
-But if somebody points out the other picture to you, ...
No, 'cause you can't go against what your brain wants to see first. Unless you spend the time to retrain your brain, which is hella hard, so you're always gonna be instinctually blind to the spot you weren't seeing.
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That party's full of the squarest of the squares. Nak works for Pandora! It's gonna be safe! It's gonna be nothing but hipsters and artisan beer and shit. You know, goat cheese, acoustic guitar, light music.
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It's one of our CEO's monthly mixers.
-Define mixer.
Well, right now, it's mixed 150 white people with, now, three black people.
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... ♪Fillin' up with fear, I know you
♪feel it I've been feelin' it for years
♪In fact, I don't remember
♪Ever never feelin' it
♪The one that goin' dummy
♪Never felt the need to run
♪But I've been sprintin' till I
♪limp across the finish with a gun ...

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