In the fun and moving teen caper comedy Dope, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is a ’90s hip-hop-loving, retro flat-top-wearing high school geek carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Inglewood, California as he dreams of getting into Harvard.
“An exhilarating shot of adrenaline … Dope is funny, stylish and exuberant fun.” – Ian Freer, Empire
While juggling drug dealers, college applications and the punk band he plays in along with his besties Jib and Diggy, a chance invitation to a big underground party leads him into a wild comic adventure filled with quirky characters and bad choices. It’s a night that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself. Also featuring Forest Whitaker as the narrator. (Dir. by Rick Famuyiwa, 2015, USA, 103 mins., Rated R)