Our next Rialto Recommends premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival before going on to theatres later that year. In DOPE, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself. Featuring a starmaking performance from Shameik Moore and a refreshingly original point of view from writer-director Rick Famuyiwa, Dope is smart, insightful entertainment. Rolling Stone raved "Shameik Moore gives a smashing breakout performance in a comedy of social expectation that plays like an exhilarating gift." While the San Jose Mercury News said "While Famuyiwa deserves the lion's share of acclaim for making "Dope" such an inventive, hyperactive and electrifying comedy, it is Moore who gives "Dope" its big heart." DOPE is available to rent for a modest fee from RedBox, Amazon, GooglePlay, Apple, YouTube, and Vudu HERE.