2019 Tribeca Film Festival: Free Screening of Boyz n the Hood Added to Honor the Legacy of John Singleton

Cuba Gooding Jr. in Boyz n the Hood
Cuba Gooding Jr. in Boyz n the Hood
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From South Central to Tribeca, both U.S. coasts are coming together to honor late director John Singleton with Boyz n the Hood, the movie that ushered in his historic career.


Singleton died at the age of 51 on April 29, 2019, after suffering a stroke on April 17.

To honor Singleton, on Friday, May 3, 2019, the Tribeca Film Festival will be hosting a screening of Boyz n the Hood.

“John Singleton accomplished what all creators strive to. He entertained, but also inspired a generation of audiences,” Jane Rosenthal, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, said in an official statement via press release. “As the first African-American director as well as the youngest director to be nominated for an Academy Award at the age of 24, he allowed so many to envision themselves as changemakers. We want to celebrate him as we consider the legacy that he has left behind and so the Festival is adding a free screening of Boyz n the Hood on Friday May 3 for the community to come together, see his pivotal film, and honor John.”

Boyz n the Hood, Singleton’s feature directorial debut, earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director, becoming the first African American and youngest person ever to be nominated in that category.

Those attending the 18th Annual Tribeca Film Festival will be able to experience (or re-experience) the memorable moments in a film that will always occupy a special black in the hearts of the black community.


What: Boyz n the Hood screening, courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival

When: Friday, May 3, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: SVA Theater 2 Beatrice, 333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

How Much: Free.99

To reserve a free ticket (get ‘em while they’re hot!), head to tribecafilm.com.

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