Fiction

Dope

Rick Famuyiwa
USA 2014
103min
V'15

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)

Credits
  • Shameik Moore - Malcolm
  • Kiersey Clemons - Diggy
  • Tony Revolori - Jib
  • Blake Anderson - Will
  • Zoë Kravitz - Nakia
  • Kimberly Elise - Lisa
  • Rick Famuyiwa
  • Rachel Morrison
  • Lee Haugen
  • Germaine Franco
  • Scott Falconer
  • Forest Whitaker
  • Patrik Milani
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