Driving While Black

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2018 | Comedy

A comedy that explores, with love, the black experience in everyday interactions with police. more

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

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Paul Sapiano



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Dmitri is a pizza guy who would rather smoke weed and suffer for his art, but his mom and his girl won’t stop nagging him to get a real job. When he’s offered a gig mouthing off to tourists behind the wheel of a Hollywood “star tour” bus, it looks like everyone might get what they want. Trouble is, our man can’t seem to step out the door to get to the interview without endless complications: busted radiators, simple weed scores gone sideways and LAPD cruisers seemingly everywhere. Dmitri’s skill at going unnoticed by cops is honed by painful experiences growing up Black in L.A., but even his keen survival instincts won’t save him from the week from hell.

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  • Based on the real life experiences of writer and lead actor Dominique Purdy.

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