Made You Look Film Series: “Menace II Society”
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 7:00 pm
Event hosted by: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Event hosted by: Hip-Hop Education Center
Event hosted by: SVA Theatre
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Hip-Hop Education Center, and SVA Theatre present the Hip-Hop Film Series.
Menace II Society (1993)
Directed by The Hughes Brothers
“More acutely than any movie before, it gives cinematic expression to the hot-tempered, defiantly nihilistic ethos that ignites gangster rap.” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times
Following the life of Watts district teenagers Caine (Tyrin Turner) and O-Dog (Larenz Tate), this debut feature from the Hughes Brothers, then notable music video directors, tracks the attempts to escape the oppressive cycles plaguing black society in 1990s Los Angeles. Set to the era’s fast paced and wildly expressive west-coast rap, the film channels the characters’ angst to reveal what it was like growing up young, poor, and black in the 90s.
Hip-Hop Education Center founder Martha Diaz will introduce the screening.
Menace II Society is rated R and runs 97 minutes. Children under the age of 8 may not be admitted.
Doors will open approximately 30-45 minutes prior to the event. Seating is general admission.
Tickets are only available through Eventbrite and will not be on sale at the box office in advance of the event. Tickets may be available at the door one hour prior to the event, depending on availability.
Your Eventbrite ticket — either printed or displayed on your smartphone — is required for entrance.
Please note: There are no refunds or exchanges. Late seating is at the discretion of management. There is a six ticket limit per person, per purchase. Please note, Q&A participants are subject to change.