The late, great John Singleton’s debut masterpiece, BOYZ N THE HOOD is a brilliant ode to childhood allegiances, the cyclical nature of crime, violence, and poverty and South Central Los Angeles. BOYZ N THE HOOD is the story of a boy, Tre, being sent to stay with his father in South Central Los Angles. Tre’s father Furious Styles, a Vietnam War veteran, helps teach him right from wrong in an environment where gang life sometimes trumps solid ethical values. Tre’s friends run the gamut from a future athletic superstar to his religiously devout girlfriend and friends who fall into a life of crime and gangs. Nominated for Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, BOYZ N THE HOOD launched John Singelton’s career, along with his actors including Cuba Gooding Jr., Angela Bassett (in her first film role), Laurence Fishburne, Nia Long, and LEGENDARY ICE CUBE AS DARRIN “DOUGHBOY” BAKER!!! CAN’T MISS!!!!!!!!
Crosstown Arts Theater • 07.18.19
Crosstown Arthouse Presents Retrospectives in Auteur Cinema: BOYZ N THE HOOD
The Crosstown Arthouse Film Series showcases a diverse collection of independent, international, historically significant, artistic, experimental, cult, underground and documentary features. This week: BOYZ N THE HOOD.
Films begin at 7:30 pm sharp.
Tickets are $5 (at the door only)