“Either they don’t know, don’t show, or don’t care about what’s going on in the hood”. Come out to the Rio Theatre on Thursday, May 16th as they raise a glass and toast the late, great writer-director John Singleton with a screening of Boyz n the Hood.
Released in 1991, Boyz n the Hood was both a huge critical and commercial success, and helped propel the acting careers of Cuba Gooding Jr., Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Regina King, Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, and Ice Cube.
Singleton’s movie offered a fresh, critical take on urban life as told through the eyes of three young men living amidst the harsh conditions of systemic poverty, crime, gangs, and urban violence in South Central Los Angeles.
At the age of 23, John Singleton not only became both the first African-American, but also the youngest filmmaker to be nominated for the Best Director Oscar (in addition to scoring a Best Original Screenplay nod).
Advance tickets are now on sale for $10.50 and will be sold for $12.50 at the door.
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Boyz n the Hood Rio Theatre 2019
Location: The Rio Theatre - 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Admission: $10.50 - $12.50
Time: 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 9:00 p.m.)
Date: Thursday May 16th, 2019