When I got the invitation to screen the film Dope, I thought, not my demographics and I probably won’t enjoy it. I was wrong. I enjoyed it from beginning to end.
I think it’s an original and smart film perfect for the summer.
It’s a film about three high school friends who live and breathe 90s hip hop culture and because of that, they are targets for some.
It has a good behind the scene talent in Forrest Whitaker (narrator) and Nina Yang Bongiovi as producers, writer/director Rick Famuyima, and musician Pharrell Williams is an executive producer too.
They are some firsts in this film in the young talents in front of the camera—as lead actors are Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Blake Anderson, Quicy Brown, and first time actors in model Chanel Iman, and rapper Kap G.
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Photos: ©2015 Angela María Ortíz S.