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Boyz n the Hood John Singleton (1969-2019) Tribute Screening

Boyz n the Hood John Singleton (1969-2019) Tribute Screening

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When:

  • Fri 10 May ’19, 8:00pm

Where:

The Hollywood Avondale, 20 St Georges Road, Avondale

Restrictions:

M

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission - Adult: $15.00
  • General Admission - Senior Citizen: $12.00

Bar open: 7PM
Trailers & shorts: 7:40PM
Main feature: 8PM

1991 / 112 min / M Violence & offensive language
Director: John Singleton
Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir, Ice Cube

Tribute Screening - In loving memory of John Singleton, taken away far too soon at 51 years old.

In 1991, at just 23 years old, John Singleton made his explosively powerful debut with Boyz N the Hood. Oscar-nominated, he was the youngest in history.

John Singleton’s fluent, stylish and powerful film about life in South Central LA, watched again 28 years after its release, impresses with its lack of cynicism.

Receiving its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, Boyz n the Hood is a knockdown assault on the senses, a joltingly sad story told with power, dignity and humour. No mere studio genre piece preening as social significance because its characters are black, Boyz is straight from the neighbourhood - Singleton grew up in South Central - and straight from the heart.

Focusing on the growth of one bright black boy, Tre (Cuba Gooding Jr.), by tracing his growth from elementary school to his senior year in high school in 1991, Boyz is a portrait of minute-by-minute struggle as Tre must endure not only the common adolescent hangups but - this is where it really hits - keep from getting gunned down.

Raised by an upstanding disciplinarian father (Laurence Fishburne), Tre's world is crushed down by copters from above, cokeheads across the street and criminal kids who would AK-47 him over nothing.

Boyz N the Hood is a passionate drama shot with fluency and style, a study of what amounts to life during wartime, with people grimly used to gunfire and helicopters thudding overhead

Ice Cube’s final speech about how fatalistic he is about his own life is subtly moving. Cube’s" How to Survive in South Central", played over the closing credits, sends audiences reeling out of the cinema with just as much blistering power.

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