2 Fast 2 Furious 

2 Fast 2 Furious 

Special guests: Post-screening conversation with Tyrese Gibson - actor, Neal Moritz - Producer/USC alumnus, Derek Haas - Co-Writer, Bobbi Banks and Greg Hedgepath - Supervising Sound Editors, and Warren Drummond - Storyboard Artist. Moderated by Manouchka Labouba - Academy Museum Research Assistant.

This smash hit sequel to The Fast and the Furious (2001) takes leave of Dom Toretto and his family to follow Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), the LA cop who sacrificed his career to help his friend Dom escape justice. Given the chance to wipe his own criminal record clean, Brian teams up with his old friend Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) to infiltrate the organization of ruthless drug lord Carter Verone (Cole Hauser), while falling for undercover customs agent Monica Fuentes (Eva Mendes). This film returned director John Singleton to the action-thriller genre of his 2000 Shaft reboot, and his high-energy sequel—with its mixture of light-hearted banter, increasingly over-the-top action sequences, and twisty plotting—helped set the template for the seven (and counting) sequels that followed. The film also introduced two performers who would become key members of the Furious “family”—Tyrese Gibson as Roman, and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as race host Tej Parker.

This screening is in conjunction with John Singleton: A Celebration, a year-long retrospective hosted by USC Visions & Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and the USC African American Cinema Society, honoring the life and career of the iconic Angeleno, and USC alumnus, John Singleton.

More information about additional screenings and guest speakers can be found at http://cinema.usc.edu/JohnSingletonCelebration

DIRECTED BY: John Singleton. WRITTEN BY: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas. STORY BY: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Gary Scott Thompson. WITH: Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes, Cole Hauser. 2003. 107 min. USA. Color. Scope. Rated PG-13. 35mm.

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