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Aspen Art Museum


Movies at the Museum:
Boyz n the Hood

Aug 21, 2015
8:00 PM
637 E. Hyman Ave

Aspen Art Museum’s moving image initiative places film and video, arguably the most dominant art form of the last fifty years, in direct dialogue with contemporary art practices on view.

About the Summer Series: Coming of Age

How do we develop through motion pictures? This summer, the AAM’s Movies at the Museum program explores the coming-of-age genre, highlighting films set across the United States that capture personal and social evolutions. Featuring movies from the past fifty years, the series takes viewers into the lives of children, adolescents, and young adults—exploring personal discoveries, friendships, and hardships that define the experience of growing up.

About the film

Boyz n the Hood

Directed by John Singleton
112 min
Rated R

Set in South Central Los Angeles, this saga follows the transition from boyhood to manhood, and the many dangers and diversions that can interrupt that journey. In its remarkable climactic scenes, Singleton memorably dramatizes how a single, heat-of-the-moment decision can torpedo an entire life—or save it.

Films are presented free of charge on Level 3 at 8 p.m. Drinks and free popcorn are available at the museum café, SO.

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund. Additional support for Movies at the Museum is provided by the Etkin Family Digital Media and Moving Image Fund and Dancing Bear Aspen.