A middle aged carpenter who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.
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‘Blindspotting’ follows two childhood friends, convicted felon Collin and troublemaker Miles, through the last three days of Collins’ year-long probation. Collin lives in a probation house and struggles with trying to get his life in order and put his criminal past behind him, while the short-tempered and rowdy Miles searches for trouble and embraces the “street” lifestyle.
Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.