Oakland Is Having a Moment at the Movies

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Oakland's Grand Lake Theater is currently showing the new Black Panther movie. Those who saw it on opening night on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2017, got a surprise appearance by director and Oakland native Ryan Coogler. (Barbara Lilie)

Oakland is having a moment on the big screen. This weekend Blindspotting will be released, the third movie this year featuring the city that is drawing national attention. It follows the releases of Black Panther and Sorry to Bother You earlier in 2018. All can be traced back to the legacy and richness of black culture in The Town.

Guest: Sandhya Dirks, KQED race and equity reporter.