Selected by the Actors Branch. Introduction by actress Nia Long.

Selected by the Actors Branch. 

John Singleton’s feature filmmaking debut earned the 23-year-old nominations for Directing and Original Screenplay, but the cast of his powerful drama was equally impressive, with Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Morris Chestnut giving memorable performances at the start of their careers as three friends navigating the struggles and dangers of life in South Central Los Angeles, with Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett providing strong support as Gooding’s parents. 

DIRECTOR: John Singleton. WRITTEN BY: John Singleton. CAST: Laurence Fishburne, Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nia Long. 1991. 108 min. USA. Color. English. 35mm. 

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation.

Make It Dinner and a Movie

Fanny's Restaurant & Café
Fanny's Restaurant & Café

All guests who present a ticket for a film screening, Tuesday through Saturday (and the first Sunday of every month), receive 10% off all food and non-alcoholic beverages at Fanny's. Discount only applicable on the same day as the screening and cannot be redeemed for another screening or date. Dinner reservations can be made on OpenTable or Resy.