Blindspotting

Blindspotting

9:15pm - Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018

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 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 in-real-life 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. Also starting Janina Gavankar, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Wayne Knight and Ethan Embry.

"As timely as it is overall impactful, BLINDSPOTTING blends buddy comedy with seething social commentary, and rises on the strength of Daveed Diggs' powerful performance." (Rotten Tomatoes)

"Racism, gentrification, police brutality, start-up culture, corporate branding, social media, the justice system ... BLINDSPOTTING is eager to take them all on with style and wit, and it succeeds more often than not." (Globe and Mail)

"BLINDSPOTTING be the summer’s most essential movie." (Austin Chronicle)

"The most exciting cinematic take on contemporary race relations since "Do the Right Thing" nearly 30 years ago." (Variety)

Saturday, August 18
Door 7:15 pm | Movie 7:45 pm
Advance tickets $10 | $12 at the door

Tuesday, August 21
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15 pm
Advance tickets $10 | $12 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

BLINDSPOTTING (Carlos López Estrada, 2018 / 95 mins / 14A) Collin (who is black) 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 (who is white), 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.

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