Hollywood Babylon: Boyz N The Hood
Director: John Singleton
Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir
Release Date: Fri 04 Oct 1991
We’ve had many requests for this one!
Hollywood Babylon close off our Celluloid Midnights season, and usher in the summer, with one of the more indelible films of the 1990s, John Singleton’s masterful BOYZ N THE HOOD.
“This is the story of a group of friends growing up in South Central Los Angeles, young black men whose lives are just starting, and for some, will end much too soon. The excellent cast includes rapper Ice Cube and Morris Chestnut in their film debuts, plus Cuba Gooding, Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Nia Long, Angela Bassett and Regina King. John Singleton earned Oscar® nominations for Best Director (the youngest nominee ever in that category, and the first African American) and Best Original Screenplay for his stirring social drama, which famously, heartbreakingly questioned why America "don't know, don't show, or don't care about what's going on in the 'hood."