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Film Series

Set It Off: LA Hip-Hop on Film

 
 
Sep 4—Sep 8, 2015
 
   
 
 
 
 
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Hip-hop may have been born in New York City, but the West Coast came to prominence in the early 1990s with gangsta rap, Death Row Records, and icons like Tupac, Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre. From straight outta Compton to the top of the charts, these movies feature the music and visionaries that put the LA scene on the map.


 
PAST EVENTS
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Friday
 

Ice Cube and Chris Tucker star in this freewheeling, stoner comedy classic.

Fri, Sep 4, 2015
 
 
Film
Boyz n the Hood
 

The granddaddy of 90s life-in-the-hood sagas still packs a punch.

Sat, Sep 5, 2015
 
 
Film
Set It Off
 

Four struggling women turn to robbing banks in this female-powered action thriller.

Sun, Sep 6, 2015
 
 
Film
Menace II Society
 

A young hustler tries to escape the cycle of gangs, drugs, and death that surrounds him.

Sun, Sep 6, 2015
 
 
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Poetic Justice
 

Janet Jackson stars opposite Tupac in this socially-conscious road movie romance.

Mon, Sep 7, 2015
 
 
Film
South Central
 

A father tries to rescue his son from a life of crime in this hard-hitting drama.

Mon, Sep 7, 2015
 
 
Film
The Glass Shield
 

A black cop confronts racism within the LAPD in Charles Burnett’s powerful police drama.

Tue, Sep 8, 2015
 
 
Film
Straight Outta Compton
 

F. Gary Gray’s (Friday) portrait of groundbreaking West Coast rap group N.W.A.

Aug 14—Sep 24, 2015
NEW RELEASE
 
 
Film
Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives
 

This doc gets the inside story on the most influential hip-hop radio show of the ‘90s.

Oct 1—Oct 8, 2015
US THEATRICAL PREMIERE