FACES OF WO/MEN Film Screening: Blindspotting

Activity Type: 
Film
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Date: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00
Event Status: 
As Scheduled
Location: 
McConomy Auditorium, CMU
Contact Person: 
Veronica Dristas
Contact Email: 
dristas@pitt.edu

BLINDSPOTTING is a landmark film that blends poetry, rap, buddy comedy, and social commentary to depict life in the increasingly “hip” Oakland. Collin, played by Hamilton star Daveed Diggs, faces his final three days of probation and needs to stay clear of trouble. Miles, his troublemaking childhood best friend, can’t stay out of it. When Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity, racism, and changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they grew up in. This bold and thought-provoking film bursts with energy, style, and humor while also providing a relevant examination of Black America through the use of hip/hop and rap poetically performed by the two likeable leads. More information and tickets can be found at https://www.cmu.edu/faces/2019/Blindspotting.html.

UCIS Unit: 
Global Studies Center
Other Pitt Sponsors: 
Jewish Studies Program
Pitt Film and Media Studies
Pitt Film Talk
Pitt's German Film Fund
Department of English
Student Office of Sustainability
Non-University Sponsors: 
Several Community Sponsors