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Purpose and Passion: The Cinema of John Singleton

 
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Sep 13—Sep 20, 2019
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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When the late John Singleton (1968–2019) was nominated for a Best Director Oscar for his groundbreaking debut feature Boyz n the Hood, he became both the first African-American filmmaker and, at age 24, the youngest person ever to be nominated for the award. It was an auspicious start to a trailblazing career that saw Singleton bring stories of black urban life to the screen with never-before-seen depth, introduce hip-hop culture to mainstream cinema, and launch the film careers of superstars like Janet Jackson, Ice Cube, Taraji P. Henson, and Regina King. Writ with searing intensity, his films grapple with big picture ideas—racism, masculinity, and the American Dream—with profound humanity.

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PAST EVENTS
Boyz N The Hood
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Boyz n the Hood
 

The still-potent granddaddy of 90s hood dramas.

Sep 13—Sep 20, 2019
 
 
Poetic Justice
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Poetic Justice
 

Janet Jackson and Tupac shine in this road movie romance featuring poetry by Maya Angelou.

Sep 13—Sep 17, 2019
 
 
Rosewood
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Rosewood
 

Singleton confronts a long-overlooked episode of American racist violence.

Sat, Sep 14, 2019
 
 
2 Fast 2 Furious
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2 Fast 2 Furious
 

Singleton puts the pedal to the metal for this souped-up, adrenaline-rush thrill-ride.

Sat, Sep 14, 2019
 
 
Baby Boy
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Baby Boy
 

Singleton returns to his South Central LA roots for this bold look at black masculinity.

Sun, Sep 15, 2019
 
 
Higher Learning
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Higher Learning
 

Three college freshmen navigate racial tensions and identity in Singleton’s explosive drama.

Sep 15—Sep 19, 2019
 
 
Four Brothers
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Four Brothers
 

Four men set out to avenge their adopted mother’s murder in this potent macho melodrama.

Sun, Sep 15, 2019
 
 
Abduction
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Abduction
 

Singleton races through breathless set pieces in this teenage take on North by Northwest.

Mon, Sep 16, 2019
 
 
John Singleton TV Program
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John Singleton TV Program
 

Singleton’s television work examines two of the most controversial athletes of our time.

Tue, Sep 17, 2019
 
 
Hustle & Flow
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Hustle & Flow
 

Terrence Howard is a small-time hustler in this Singleton-produced neo-blaxploitation film.

Wed, Sep 18, 2019
 
 
Shaft
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Shaft
 

Samuel L. Jackson radiates cool in Singleton’s stylish update of the blaxploitation classic.

Thu, Sep 19, 2019