Big screen classics

Boyz N the Hood

+ pre-recorded intro by film critic Leila Latif

Singleton’s powerful debut about the trials and tribulations of growing up in South Central LA in the 80s and 90s.

Image from Boyz N the Hood + pre-recorded intro by film critic Leila Latif

USA 1991
Dir John Singleton
With Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr, Ice Cube, Nia Long
112min
Digital
Certificate 15

John Singleton’s superior debut is a coming-of-age drama about the experiences of several friends in South Central LA in the 80s and 90s, with gangs, guns, poverty and police harassment casting a baleful influence over everyday life. A justifiably angry and sorrowing account of racial inequality and injustice, it demonstrates the writer-director’s sure sense of community dynamics and his expertise with actors.

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