The film industry is reeling after the death of John Singleton. In what will be one of many ways to tribute the legendary filmmaker, Tribeca Film Festival will host a free screening of Boyz n the Hood on Friday, May 3.

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Boyz n the Hood was Singleton’s directorial debut and the success of the 1991 film landed the then 24-year-old director his first Academy Award-nomination. The film and Singleton were nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards.

 “John Singleton accomplished what all creators strive to. He entertained, but also inspired a generation of audiences. 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,” said Jane Rosenthal of the Tribeca Film Festival. “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.”


The tickets for the Boyz n the Hood screening are free and can be acquired by signing up here. The screening will be Friday, May 3 at SVA.