Rick Famuyiwa's Sundance Hit 'Dope' Returns to Theaters This Week
by Alex Billington
August 31, 2015
Get ready for another round of Dope! Or, perhaps since not enough people saw it the first time, get ready to go see Dope in the theaters! Rick Famuyiwa's Dope, which broke out of Sundance earlier this year with a boatload of positive buzz (read my review here), first opened in the summer on June 19th, which is an odd spot for this indie comedy. That said it has already earned $16 million at the box office and they're going to push it to theaters one more time. Open Road Films has confirmed that Dope will arrive on September 4th back in theaters, for those who want to see it (again) on the big screen. It's a film we recommend seeing.
Here's the tweet from Pharrell announcing the re-release starting this weekend. Check your local cinemas.
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) August 31, 2015
Dope is written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa. Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is a high school geek with a high-top fade, carefully navigating life in The Bottoms, one of the toughest neighborhoods in Inglewood, California. He and his fellow outcasts (Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons) share a voracious appreciation for all things '90s hip-hop. He dreams of attending Harvard, but first he has to make it home every day. When a drug dealer takes a shine to Malcolm and invites him to his birthday party, Malcolm’s crew is swirled into a hilarious blender of offbeat characters and bad choices where redemption can only be found in Bitcoin. The film first premiered at Sundance earlier this year. Dope first opened in theaters on June 19th this summer.