Dope

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Dope

Rick Famuyiwa
USA, 2014
Fiction, 103min, OF

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Dope

Rick Famuyiwa
USA, 2014
Fiction, 103min, OF

Cast: 
Shameik Moore
Malcolm
Kiersey Clemons
Diggy
Tony Revolori
Jib
Blake Anderson
Will
Zoë Kravitz
Nakia
Kimberly Elise
Lisa
Cast: 
Voice
Forest Whitaker
Screenplay: 
Rick Famuyiwa
Camera: 
Rachel Morrison
Editor: 
Lee Haugen
Composer: 
Germaine Franco
Decoration: 
Scott Falconer
Costume: 
Patrik Milani

Production: 
Significant Productions, I am OTHER Entertainment
World Sales: 
Sony Pictures Releasing International
Distribution in Austria: 
Sony Pictures
Format: 
DCP
Color

Malcolm is a high school geek with a high-top fade, carefully navigating life in The Bottoms, one of the toughest neighborhoods in Inglewood, California. He and his fellow outcasts Diggy and Jib share a voracious appreciation for all things 90’s hip-hop, opting to sport Cross-Colours and Z. Cavariccis at the risk of being clowned at school. He dreams of attending Harvard, but first he has to make it home every day. When a drug dealer takes a shine to Malcolm and invites him to his birthday party, Malcolm’s crew is swirled into a hilarious blender of offbeat characters and bad choices where redemption can only be found in Bitcoin.
Writer/director Rick Famuyiwa delivers an energetic, super-fresh, modern-day coming-of-age story that is a delightful mash-up of DIY punk, Yo! MTV Raps, YouTube, and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Intelligent and full of heart, DOPE is an up-to-date inspirational tale of the journey to maintain a grasp on one’s own authentic self amidst surreal circumstances. (Sundance Film Festival)