boyz n the hood
The rap legend's film debut was a long time coming.
"He entertained but also inspired a generation of audiences," festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal said in a statement.
Ava DuVernay called Singleton, who died Monday, "a giant among us." Jordan Peele said he was "a true inspiration."
"Boyz N The Hood" director, John Singleton, has died after being taken off life support following a stroke.
He was the first African American filmmaker and the youngest person in history to be nominated for a Best Director Oscar.
Singleton, the first African-American filmmaker to be nominated for a Best Director Oscar, suffered a stroke earlier this month.
The actress opened up about being accepted into the Academy and the 25th anniversary of ‘Boyz n the Hood."
Whether there are 8 or 800 -- with bright double-ball elastic holders tight at the top and butterfly barrettes bouncing at the bottom or with cobalt blue yarn woven throughout -- braids are, and always will be, a definitive symbol of black girl culture.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the Kingslayer himself, also shows up with a message for the haters. This probably isn't the movie