Filmmaker Memorial for John Singleton
The Black Filmmaker Foundation and the Black Film Critics Circle present a filmmaker memorial for John Singleton at the Museum. Singleton, the first African American filmmaker—and the youngest director, at age 24—to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for his debut feature Boyz in the Hood (1991), died suddenly on April 28.
Black Film Critics Circle president, Michael Sargent, and his fellow film critics will present and discuss scenes from their favorite John Singleton film with attendees. This will be followed by a panel discussion with these critics and audience members who wish to share their thoughts about Singleton’s contributions as a filmmaker.
Special call-in testimonial via Skype is pending confirmation.
ALERT: Subway travel advisory for Saturday, May 18. Due to maintenance on the R train on Saturday, visitors may want to take the Queens-bound N train to 36 Avenue. Visit MTA for more information.
Free with Museum admission ($15 / $11 seniors and students / $9 youth ages 3–17 / free for Museum members).