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New Pittsburgh Courier

DOPE_OFFICIAL_POSTERFULLForrest Whitaker serves as narrator and producer in the certified hit, “Dope”.  Starring Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Zoë Kravitz, and A$AP Rocky, this film tackles the societal, environmental hurdles young students have to face every day in an urban setting.

Seniors and best buds Malcolm (Moore), Jib (Revolori) and Diggy (Clemons) are forced to move some serious weight after getting stuck with an unwanted amount of Ecstasy.  Their ’90s hip-hop flavor and studious reputations make the clan stick out like sore thumbs when they get caught up in a drug ring.  Led by Harvard-hopeful Malcolm, these geeks must use their street and book smarts to stay safe and get rid of the dope.

Writer and director Rick Famuyiwa also brought us cinematic classics like “The Wood” (1999) and “Brown Sugar” (2002).  The film, which was also set in Inglewood, California, makes some surprising connections to “The Wood”.  “Dope”…

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