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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