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John Singleton: A Celebration – Black Snake Moan

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Throughout the 2022–23 academic year, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the USC African American Cinema Society, and USC Visions and Voices will host a series of screenings honoring the life and career of trailblazing filmmaker, iconic Angeleno, and USC alumnus, John Singleton (1968–2019). Screenings will take place at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the David Geffen Theater at the Academy Museum, with conversations to follow featuring cast and crew.

In Black Snake Moan,  ex-blues musician Lazarus (Samuel L. Jackson) finds the town nymphomaniac Rae (Christina Ricci) left for dead on the side of the road and vows to nurse her back to health and cure her of her wickedness. Until then, she’ll be chained to the immovable radiator in his home. But Lazarus has demons of his own: his wife just left him for his own brother. While Lazarus and Rae struggle to fix their broken lives, the situation threatens to explode as Rae's boyfriend Ronnie (Justin Timberlake)—a roughneck soldier just back from Iraq—comes searching for his missing lover.

This screening is the second part of a double feature of movies written and directed by Craig Brewer and produced by John Singleton and Stephanie Allen. For information on the 2 p.m. screening of Hustle & Flow, which will be followed by a Q&A with Brewer and Allen, click HERE.


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Presented by the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the USC African American Cinema Society, and USC Visions and Voices.

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