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Poetic Justice :: Film Screening

May 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Join us as we celebrate the legacy of the legendary filmmaker, John Singleton with a free screening of Poetic Justice.


Doors at 6:30pm


Film at 7:00pm


On Monday, April 29, John Singleton passed away, leaving behind an undeniable legacy of feature films, documentaries, and episodic television that, above all, authentically captured a segment of American life, way too often ignored.


Poetic Justice is John Singleton’s second film (following Boyz n the Hood) and it is a meditation on all forms of black love, from the love between friends, between a couple and self-love. For many of us this was the first time seeing multidimensional black love depicted. Lets watch this film together and celebrate the life of John Singleton!




Poetic Justice:


Still grieving after the murder of her boyfriend, hairdresser Justice (Janet Jackson) writes poetry to deal with the pain of her loss. Unable to get to Oakland to attend a convention because of her broken-down car, Justice gets a lift with her friend, Iesha (Regina King) and Iesha’s postal worker boyfriend, Chicago (Joe Torry). Along for the ride is Chicago’s co-worker, Lucky (Tupac Shakur), to whom Justice grows close after some initial problems. But is she ready to open her heart again?









Come see this with us!



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This free event is made possible by the San Francisco Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts, The San Francisco Foundation.


Details

Date:
May 23, 2019
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poetic-justice-film-screening-tickets-61530327867

Venue

Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre
4705 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States
Website:
www.bvoh.org