A Tribute to John Singleton: Poetic Justice / Boyz 'N the Hood

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We commemorate the life of director John Singleton with a screening of two of his most well known films, Poetic Justice and Boyz 'N the Hood. Poetic Justice features scenes shot in Oakland. Local filmmaker, Cheryl Fabio will lead discussions on both of the films.

Poetic Justice: A beautician (Janet Jackson), whose boyfriend has been killed, escapes her pain by writing poetry. As she travels to a beauty conventionn, she winds up hitching a ride with an incorrigible postman (Tupac Shakur).

Boyz 'N the Hood: The tale of three teens growing up in an L.A. neighborhood: one lives for sports; another for crime; and the last learns about strength of character and being responsible. 

Both films are rated R. 


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81st Avenue Branch

Community Room
1021 81st Ave. (at Rudsdale)
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone: (510) 615-5812