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John Singleton: A Celebration – Boyz n the Hood

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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.

John Singleton’s landmark debut feature film, Boyz n the Hood, is the critically acclaimed story of three friends growing up in South Central Los Angeles. “The Hood” is a place where drive-by shootings and unemployment are rampant, but it is also a place where harmony coexists with adversity, especially for three young men growing up there: Doughboy (Ice Cube), an unambitious drug dealer; his brother Ricky (Morris Chestnut), a college-bound teenage father; and Ricky’s best friend Tre (Cuba Gooding, Jr.), who aspires to a brighter future. In a world where a trip to the store can end in death, Tre’s resolve is strengthened by a strong father (Larry Fishburne) who keeps him on the right track. But the lessons Tre learns are put to the ultimate test when tragedy strikes close to home, and violence seems like the only recourse.

Panelists:
Sheila Ward – John Singleton’s mother and business manager, New Deal Productions, Inc.
Frank Price – Former chairman and CEO, Columbia Pictures; Doctor of Fine Arts, USC
Kojo Lewis – Location manager, Boyz n the Hood
Robert Townsend (moderator) – Producer, director, actor, and professor of screenwriting and directing, USC School of Cinematic Arts

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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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