Still from "Poetic Justice" (1993) Dir. John Singleton<em>
Screenings

Poetic Justice

Tuesday Aug 13, 2019 7:30 PM This is a past program

Justice, a hairdresser in South Central Los Angeles, uses poetry to cope after her boyfriend is shot to death. On a road trip to Oakland, she begins to open her heart to someone new. Featuring strong performances by Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, and Regina King, along with poetry by Maya Angelou, Poetic Justice is part road movie, part romance, and a powerful portrait of black femininity, grief, and community. (1993, dir. John Singleton, 110 min.)

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.

Public programs advancing social justice are presented by the Ford Foundation.

Digital presentation of Hammer public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.