|Event||Los Medanos College Presents An evening with director John Singleton|
|Dates/Times||December 8, 2015 @ 7PM|
|Producer, director and screenwriter John Singleton has helped to create some of the more prominent and esteemed black films in the past decade. He exploded onto the screen with his first film, Boyz N the Hood, a tough, intelligent, plan-speaking look at friends in gang-ridden South Central L.A. He earned Oscar nominations for best original screenplay and best director, becoming the youngest director and the first African American filmmaker to do so.
He went on to produce and direct 2 Fast 2 Furious, starring the late Paul Walker, and Rosewood, starring John Voight and Ving Rhames. He wrote and directed Baby Boy starring Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson and Shaft starring Samuel L. Jackson. Among his other works are Higher Learning starring Omar Epps and Laurence Fishburne, and Poetic Justice. In 2006, he produced his second independent film, Illegal Tender, the story of a mother and son who flee from the thugs who killed his father. He has directed commercials for AT&T and Jeep.
Singleton has claimed numerous awards, including the LAFCA New Generation Award, the MTV Movie Award for Best New Filmmaker, the New York film Critics Award for Best new Director, the Special Award for Directorial Debut of the Year and the ShoWest Award for Screenwriter of the Year. His complete body of work was saluted by the Directors Guild of America in 2013.
Currently, Singleton is set to direct Blame Rio!, a Universal Studios film. He is also developing an HBO series entitled Club Life. Recently, he has written articles for the Hollywood Reporter as a guest columnist.
351 Railroad Ave
Old Town Pittsburg
|Tickets||$30 per person|