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John Singleton: A Celebration – Hustle & Flow

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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 Hustle & Fow, DJay (Terrence Howard) is a Memphis hustler who spends most days in a parked Chevy philosophizing about life while Nola (Taryn Manning), turn tricks in the backseat. When he learns from a local club owner, Arnel (Isaac Hayes), that rap mogul Skinny Black (Ludacris), is rolling through town, DJay decides to record his flow with the hopes of slipping his demo to Skinny. With little help from his friends and “family,” DJay sets in motion the hustle of his life, and galvanizes the lives of those around him as they learn that “everybody’s gotta have a dream.”

This screening is the first part of a double feature of movies written and directed by Craig Brewer and produced by John Singleton and Stephanie Allen, and will be followed by a Q&A with Brewer and Allen. For information on the 6.p.m. screening of Black Snake Moan, click HERE.


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Sunday, March 5, 2023, at 6 p.m.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 7 p.m.
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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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