Oakland’s Hollywood moment: movies shine light on city’s ‘grit and beauty’

Movies like Sorry to Bother You and Blindspotting, set in the city and made by local directors, have brought global attention to a hub of art and activism The film-maker Nijla Mu’min’s debut movie was based on her upbringing as a black Muslim girl in Oakland, California. Although Jinn was inspired by her life, she […]

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Daveed Diggs:’ Days before I started on Hamilton, I get thrown against a fencing by police’

Hes the starring of Tv and Broadway whose new movie Blindspotting unveils the evils of gentrification. The actor discusses protest, prejudice and the neo-Nazi president Daveed Diggs, born poor and “very happy” in Oakland, California, says his Jewish mom and African-American father informed him early on that he was going to be policed differently than […]

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Oakland’s Hollywood moment: movies shine light on city’s ‘grit and beauty’

Movies like Sorry to Bother You and Blindspotting, set in the city and made by local directors, have brought global attention to a hub of art and activism The film-maker Nijla Mu’min’s debut movie was based on her upbringing as a black Muslim girl in Oakland, California. Although Jinn was inspired by her life, she […]

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Daveed Diggs:’ Day before I started on Hamilton, I get thrown against a fencing by police’

Hes the superstar of Tv and Broadway whose new cinema Blindspotting unveils the evils of gentrification. The performer discusses protest, prejudice and the neo-Nazi president Daveed Diggs, born poor and “very happy” in Oakland, California, says his Jewish mom and African-American father informed him early on that he was going to be policed differently than […]

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Daveed Diggs:’ Day before I started on Hamilton, I get hurled against a fence by police’

Hes the starring of Tv and Broadway whose new cinema Blindspotting unveils the evils of gentrification. The actor discusses protest, prejudice and the neo-Nazi president Daveed Diggs, born poor and “very happy” in Oakland, California, says his Jewish mom and African-American father informed him early on that he was going to be policed differently than […]

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Boots Riley: how the outspoken musician is taking on Hollywood

In his directorial debut, Sorry to Bother You, the rapper and producer is bringing radicalism to the big screen Boots Riley doesn’t do soundbites. He speaks in dense, meaty paragraphs full of ideas that, in the course of explicating themselves, branch out into sub-ideas which then branch out into sub-sub-ideas. In dealing with such an […]

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Oakland’s Hollywood moment: films glisten light on city’s ‘grit and beauty’

Movies like Sorry to Bother You and Blindspotting, set in the city and made by local directors, have brought global attention to a hub of arts and activism The film-maker Nijla Mu’min’s debut movie was based on her upbringing as a black Muslim girl in Oakland, California. Although Jinn was inspired by their own lives, […]

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