In episode 16, we bring it to the present with writer-director Rick Famuyiwa who is probably best known for his movies The Wood and Brown Sugar. His latest film Dope was a buzzworthy title at Sundance and follows Malcolm (Shameik Moore), an outcast obsessed with ’90s hip-hop culture living in a tough L.A. neighborhood — a story not too far off from Famuyiwa’s upbrining in Inglewood. I chatted with him about Dope (in theaters Friday, June 19), how his film translated to audiences at Cannes, and what could arguably be one of the best film scenes about the use of the N-word. 

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