A coming-of-age pop-culture comedy for a new generation. Dope is a colourful summer adventure, packed with vibrant characters and fantastic music from the golden age of hip-hop.
Malcolm Adekanbi (Shameik Moore) and his best friends, Jib and Diggy, are high school geeks living in ‘The Bottoms’, a crime-frequent neighbourhood in California. Obsessed with 90s culture and playing in his punk band, Malcolm is close to his dream of attending Harvard when a chance invitation to an underground party leads to a whimsical caper around Los Angeles.
Full of fantastic visual flair, young love, and some refreshing racial and political messages, this film is a charming new take on the teen-movie genre that resists common ‘hood drama’ stereotypes.
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Composer spotlight: Germaine Franco
Germaine Franco has recently established herself as one of the most adaptable and unique composers working in Hollywood today. With projects including Disney/Pixar’s smash Coco and the hip-hop/electronic-infused score for Dope, her music spans style, genre and mood. Consequently, Franco has been recognised as the first Latina composer invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences music branch following work across 40 feature films.