Dir. John Singleton (1991); USA, 112m // 35mm
Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut, Larry Fishburne
FRIDAY, february 16th AT 7:00PM & 9:30PM
SATURDAY, february 17th AT 7:00PM & 9:30PM
SUNDAY, february 18TH AT 3:00PM
Choking back tears and full of emotional frustration, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Tre is “so fucking tired of this shit”. Boyz N The Hood, a staple in New Black Realism, fulfills the tropes in the ever present “hood film” of the early 90’s. Chronicling the childhood and development of three boys, Ricky (Morris Chestnut), Doughboy (Ice Cube), and Tre. With their fates in the hood undetermined, will they fall victim to the streets around them or will they escape, running towards the end zone on USC’s football field? John Singleton redefines black masculinity from the standard of “sexual prowess and accomplishment” set in Blaxploitation. To survive in South Central, a strong black man must grapple with the weight of the world around him and the pain that attempts to suffocate him.