John Singleton: A Celebration – Poetic Justice

Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00pm

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Ray Stark Family Theatre (SCA), SCA 108
900 West 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089

John Singleton: A Celebration – Poetic Justice

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Admission is free. Reservations required.

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DESCRIPTION:
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 Poetic Justice, Justice (Janet Jackson) and Lucky (Tupac Shakur) are a mismatched pair who are pushed together on a road trip from South Central L.A. to Oakland. As their friends Lesha and Chicago (Regina King and Joe Torry) fight and make up in the back of the van, Justice and Lucky find themselves drawn together, too. After a surprising detour toward romance, the two travelers are confronted by the shocking violence they thought they had left behind. In addition to the stunning film debut of Jackson, Singleton’s intense, original, and unforgettable street-smart love story features the music of Naughty by Nature and Tony! Toni! Tone! and the poetry of Maya Angelou.

The post-screening converation will feature Singleton collaborator Steve Nicolaides, who associate produced The Princess Bride and co-produced Stand By Me and Misery with Rob Reiner before producing Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice, and Shaft. Throughout the nineties and the 2000s, Nicolaides produced a number of box-office successes including The Forgotten, School of Rock, Nacho Libre, and Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

For the latest updates on this event, visit the School of Cinematic Arts website.


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

Event Type

Arts, Film Screening

Audience

Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff, Neighbors

Campus

University Park Campus

Tags

Cinematic Arts, saww

Website

https://visionsandvoices.usc.edu/even...

Department
Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative
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