In 1991, John Singleton’s films Boyz N the Hood splashed onto the scene changing public discussion about urban life, violence, and culture. This short NPR piece discusses the film after 20 years:
- Boyz N the Hood Rings Out, 20 Years Later: (http://www.npr.org/2011/07/08/137675331/boyz-n-the-hood-rings-out-20-years-later&sc=nl&cc=movn-20110708)
I also wanted to pass along this article that explores the themes presented in Boyz N the Hood:
- Mimura, Glen Masato. “On fathers and sons, sex and death: John Singleton’s Boyz N the Hood.” Velvet Light Trap (1996): 14+. Expanded Academic ASAP. Web. 8 July 2011. (MVCC ID Required to access from home):
A quote from the article: “More significantly, Boyz offers an alternative vision, not so much about how to address violence in the community, but rather how to get out of it. More than merely strategic or pragmatic, this vision is also a principled guide to living one’s life. But a guide for whom is the question which motivates and constitutes the central problem of my investigation” (p. 14-15).