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Boyz n the Hood (1991)

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Boyz n the Hood (1991)

Film
Monday, February 20
7 pm
Cost: Free
Follows the lives of 3 boys living Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and futures.

USA | 127 mins | R | Blu Ray | Dir. John Singleton

Tre (Cuba Gooding Jr.) is sent to live with his father, Furious Styles (Larry Fishburne), in tough South Central Los Angeles. Although his hard-nosed father instills proper values and respect in him, and his devout girlfriend Brandi (Nia Long) teaches him about faith, Tre's friends Doughboy (Ice Cube) and Ricky (Morris Chestnut) don't have the same kind of support and are drawn into the neighborhood's booming drug and gang culture, with increasingly tragic results. (IMDB)

“'Boyz N the Hood' has maturity and emotional depth: There are no cheap shots, nothing is thrown in for effect, realism is placed ahead of easy dramatic payoffs, and the audience grows deeply involved. By the end of “Boyz N the Hood,” I realized I had seen not simply a brilliant directorial debut, but an American film of enormous importance." - Roger Ebert 

*Screening is presented in collaboration with BSU. A discussion will be held following the film.

This event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.

USA | 127 mins | R | Blu Ray | Dir. John Singleton

Tre (Cuba Gooding Jr.) is sent to live with his father, Furious Styles (Larry Fishburne), in tough South Central Los Angeles. Although his hard-nosed father instills proper values and respect in him, and his devout girlfriend Brandi (Nia Long) teaches him about faith, Tre's friends Doughboy (Ice Cube) and Ricky (Morris Chestnut) don't have the same kind of support and are drawn into the neighborhood's booming drug and gang culture, with increasingly tragic results. (IMDB)

“'Boyz N the Hood' has maturity and emotional depth: There are no cheap shots, nothing is thrown in for effect, realism is placed ahead of easy dramatic payoffs, and the audience grows deeply involved. By the end of “Boyz N the Hood,” I realized I had seen not simply a brilliant directorial debut, but an American film of enormous importance." - Roger Ebert 

*Screening is presented in collaboration with BSU. A discussion will be held following the film.

This event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.

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