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
Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett
|Title||Boyz n the Hood (Black History Month Film & Guest Speaker)|
|Directed by||John Singleton|
|Running Time||107 mins|