Blindspotting is one of the best movies of 2018, as I noted in my review from the Atlanta Film Festival. Though it's been overshadowed by other idiosyncratic movies about race relations set in Oakland (Sorry to Bother You) and other powerful movies about police brutality (The Hate U Give), it's the best of them (though all are excellent).
Daveed Diggs makes the leap from Broadway to film with his first leading role, co-writing and co-starring with his long-time friend Rafael Casal. Both men are excellent as Oakland natives dealing with questions of identity, an unstable economy, and their gentrifying hometown.
The film made just $4.3 million in theaters but deserves to find a new life on home video. It's essential viewing. Special features include deleted scenes, a making-of, and two insightful commentaries from the director and Diggs & Casal together.
Blindspotting will be available for digital download on November 6, and on Blu-ray, DVD and on demand on November 20.