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**BLINDSPOTTING – NEW RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED**

N UK CINEMAS ON 5TH OCTOBER 2018

All hail the new team of Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal” 
Rolling Stone

Rousing! A cultural touchstone.”
Variety

’Blindspotting’ ought to be seen by the widest audience possible.”
The New York Times

 

Directed By Carlos López Estrada

Starring Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Ethan Embry, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Utkarsh Ambudkar & Wayne Knight

Written By Rafael Casal & Daveed Diggs

Produced By Keith Calder, Jessica Calder, Rafael Casal & Daveed Diggs

After its Grand Jury Prize-nominated debut at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and critically acclaimed US theatrical release, Carlos López Estrada’s BLINDSPOTTING is set for release in selected UK Cinemas on 5th October 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 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 neighbourhood 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 humour, and infused with the spirit of rap, hip hop, and spoken word, Blindspotting, boldly directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada in his feature film debut, is a provocative hometown love letter that glistens with humanity.

The cast is led by Tony and Grammy Award®-winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Black-ish)¸ Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar (True Blood, The League), Grammy Award®-winner Jasmine Cephas Jones (Hamilton), Ethan Embry (Can’t Hardly WaitGrace and Frankie), Tisha Campbell-Martin (My Wife and Kids), Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect, The Mindy Project) and Wayne Knight (Seinfeld, Jurassic Park).

Blindspotting is directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada, written by Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs, and is produced by Keith Calder (The Wackness, Blair Witch), Jessica Calder (The Guest, Blair Witch), Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs.

BLINDSPOTTING will be on limited released in the UK by Lionsgate UK.

CERT: 15

RUNNING TIME: 1h 35m

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