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