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on: July 22, 2018, 11:27:15 AM

Red band trailer

Just saw it last night, having heard of it but not knowing much about it.

It's good.  It's a fairy tale of late-stage capitalism set in a parallel-universe/near-future Oakland.  There's a bit of Idiocracy and a bit of Get Out in there.

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Reply #1 on: July 22, 2018, 11:41:18 AM

As an ex-Oaklander I feel obligated to see that.  Looked pretty though!

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Reply #2 on: July 22, 2018, 12:03:05 PM

Is it really filmed in Oakland, or is it filmed in "Oakland" (Atlanta) like Black Panther? 

Regardless, I want to see this movie.
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Reply #3 on: July 22, 2018, 12:12:42 PM

Yeah it was filmed in Oakland.
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Reply #4 on: July 22, 2018, 04:22:16 PM

It's very recognizably Oakland if you're a resident.

The director and writer, Boots Riley is also the frontman for The Coup, which is a local funkish political hip hop group. The script for this has been hanging around for years. It was published in McSweeney's a few years back, and The Coup has an album with the same name inspired by it, which is worth a look if you're at all interested in such things.

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