Poetic Justice: Celebrating John Singleton

August 13, 2019

August 13, 2019

7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024


Free tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. One ticket per person; first come, first served.

(310) 443-7000

Event Description

John Singleton’s films centered on black people’s realities, dreams, and nightmares without compromise. This film series explores Singleton’s dynamic visions of black life and his pioneering efforts to widen Hollywood’s lens. Organized by and featuring discussions with writer Ernest Hardy.

Part road movie, part romance, this 1993 film is a powerful portrait of black femininity, grief and community.

Justice, a hairdresser in South Central Los Angeles, uses poetry to cope after her boyfriend is shot to death. On a road trip to Oakland, she begins to open her heart to someone new. Featuring strong performances by Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, and Regina King, along with poetry by Maya Angelou, Poetic Justice is part road movie, part romance, and a powerful portrait of black femininity, grief, and community. 

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