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John Singleton’s Boyz N The Hood Leads Academy’s June Programmy Slate In Los Angeles & New York


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced its June slate of Los Angeles and New York programs. These include a Boyz N the Hood 25th anniversary celebration, a digital restoration premiere of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca and a 60th anniversary screening of the George Stevens epic Giant.  The events will be highlighted by onstage discussions with a wide range of special guests, including filmmakers John Singleton and Gregory Nava, novelist Walter Mosley, actress Elsa Cárdenas, and visual effects artist Rob Legato.

Boyz N The Hood (Los Angeles)
25th Anniversary Celebration: Cast and Crew Reunion
Friday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills

This 25th anniversary screening at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater includes an onstage panel discussion with members of the film’s cast and crew, including Oscar-nominated writer-director John Singleton, producer Steve Nicolaides, editor Bruce Cannon, composer Stanley Clarke and former Columbia Pictures executive Stephanie Allain.

The Los Angeles celebration will continue the following week at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater with screenings of two of Singleton’s later films, Baby Boy (2001) and Rosewood (1997).

Baby Boy
Tuesday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Linwood Dunn Theater, Hollywood

Friday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m.
Linwood Dunn Theater, Hollywood

Boyz N The Hood (New York)
25th Anniversary Celebration: Spotlight on Screenwriting
Saturday, June 11, at 1 p.m.
SVA Theatre, 333 W. 23rd St., New York City
John Singleton in conversation with Walter Mosley

This 25th anniversary screening in New York City will be followed by an onstage conversation between Oscar-nominated writer-director John Singleton and acclaimed novelist Walter Mosley.  The event is part of the Academy’s Spotlight on Screenwriting series.

Digital Restoration Premiere
Wednesday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills

Two-time Oscar-winning visual effects artist Rob Legato will offer background notes and visual design insight at the premiere of a new 4K digital restoration of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1940).  The film received Oscars for Best Picture and Black-and-White Cinematography, as well as nine additional nominations.  The print is courtesy of the Walt Disney Studios, which supervised the restoration.

60th Anniversary Screening: The George Stevens Lecture Series
Thursday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills

As part of its George Stevens Lecture series, the Academy will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Best Picture nominee Giant with a screening and onstage conversation between Academy governor Gregory Nava and actress Elsa Cárdenas, who has a supporting role in the film.  The first commercial motion picture to take on prejudice and racial intolerance toward Mexican Americans, Giant received a total of 10 Academy Award nominations and earned George Stevens his second Directing Oscar.

For more information about Academy events, and to purchase tickets, visit

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