Director John Singleton’s debut movie which chronicles the trials and tribulations of three young African-American males growing up in South Central Los Angeles will screen at the 18th Annual Tribeca Film Festival. The classic film was written and directed by John Singleton who passed away on April 29, after suffering a stroke on April 17.
“John Singleton (1968 – 2019) accomplished what all creators strive to. He entertained, but also inspired a generation of audiences. As the first African-American director as well as the youngest director to be nominated for an Academy Award at the age of 24, he allowed so many to envision themselves as changemakers.
We want to celebrate him as we consider the legacy that he has left behind and so the Festival is adding a free screening of Boyz n the Hood on Friday May 3 for the community to come together, see his pivotal film, and honor John,” shared the Film Festival’s founder Jane Rosenthal.
The stylish and powerful film about life in South Central LA earned Singleton an Academy Award nomination for Best Director, becoming the first African American and youngest person ever to be nominated in that category.
“Boyz n the Hood” is a story of three friends growing up in the neighborhood, and of street life where friendship, pain, danger and love combine to form reality and starred Ice Cube as an unambitious drug dealer, Morris Chestnut, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Larry Fishburne.
What: Boyz n the Hood screening, courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival
When: Friday, May 3, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: SVA Theater 2 Beatrice, 333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011
By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos courtesy of Columbia Pictures