Oakland is having a moment. The Bay Area city is featured prominently in two movies that are hitting theaters this summer, after auspicious premieres at this year's Sundance Film Festival: Boots Riley's "Sorry to Bother You," and Carlos López Estrada's "Blindspotting."
The films take different approaches to issues of race and class divisions in Oakland — one through absurdist satire, the other through high drama and performance poetry.
I talked to Riley, and to "Blindspotting" stars/writers Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal about their movies, and their hometown. Read it here on sltrib.com.