Boyz n the Hood (Black History Month Film & Guest Speaker)

October 22

Three boys grow up in inner city Los Angeles, only one has a father guiding him to take responsibility for his actions. Negotiating a path through the pervasive social problems of violence and crime is less clear for the other two. Peppered with outstandingly sensitive (and breakthrough) performances and with a superlative portrayal of the unrelenting confrontation and aggression of everyday life in South Central LA, anyone interested in the Black Lives Matter movement should watch this film.

A very special night with Leigh Singer, film journalist and video essayist, joining us for Q&A after the screening.  He’s written for Sight and Sound magazine on Boyz n the Hood plus many other publications and is a programme advisor for the London Film Festival.

‘A blistering humanitarian classic that has not dated.’

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

2 Oscar nominations, 11 major awards.

96% critics and 93% audience Rotten Tomatoes ratings, 7.8 IMDb score

Starring

Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett

Film Information

Title Boyz n the Hood (Black History Month Film & Guest Speaker)
Directed by John Singleton
Country USA
Classification 15
Running Time 107 mins
Release Year 1992
Subtitles No
Colour Yes