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.)
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