“Boyz N the Hood” African American film

    November 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Loft Cinema
    3233 E Speedway Blvd
    Tucson, AZ 85716

    Boyz in the Hood


    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 AT 7:30PM | FREE ADMISSION • SUGGESTED DONATION $5 at Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

    “Director John Singleton’s stunning debut feature, which garnered the young filmmaker the first-ever Best Director Academy Award nomination for an African American artist, chronicles the trials and tribulations of three young African American males growing up in South Central Los Angeles in the early ‘90s.

    When young Tre (Cuba Gooding Jr.), a bright underachiever, begins to show signs of trouble, his struggling professional mother (Angela Basset) sends him to live with his father (Lawrence Fishburne), a hard-nosed, no-nonsense disciplinarian. There he befriends Ricky (Morris Chestnut), a burgeoning football star, and Doughboy (Ice Cube), a would-be gang banger. Over the years, each chooses his own path: Tre seems bound for college; Ricky is a blue-chip running back with his pick of schools; Doughboy is a dope dealer and bona fide gangster who drifts in and out of the county juvenile facility. All is well until, without warning, a rival gang enters their lives with tragic results, forcing Tre to decide whether to jeopardize his future and, perhaps, his life for the price of revenge and self-respect.  One of the best and most celebrated films of the early ‘90s wave of Hollywood African American cinema, Boyz in the Hood is a searing, powerfully moving tale that feels as relevant today as it did over 25 years ago. (Dir. by John Singleton, 1991, USA, 112 mins., Rated R)”

    Boyz in the Hood

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


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