The Black Cinema Series is presented by The Rochester Association of Black Journalists and the Little Theatre. A panel discussion will follow the screening.
Moderator: Jessica Lewis, principal publicist and owner of LáLew Public Relations
Panelists: Dr. Rashid Muhammad, director of operations, Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative, along with Rev. Lewis Stewart, co-chair of Rochester Coalition for Police Reform and president of United Christian Leadership Ministry
About the Film:
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 when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they grew up in.
Longtime friends and collaborators, 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, and infused with the spirit of rap, hip hop, and spoken word, Blindspotting, boldly directed by Carlos López Estrada in his feature film debut, is a provocative hometown love letter that glistens with humanity.