Straight Outta Compton
CAST: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell DIRECTOR: F. Gary Gray TCC DIVERSITY FILM SERIES - 2016 Oscar Nominee
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.
Director F. Gary Gray turns the meteoric rise and fractious fall of rap supergroup N.W.A. into a sprawling, exhilarating Los Angeles hip-hop epic.Scott Foundas, Variety
One of the summer's most entertaining and provocative movies ...Lou Lumenick, New York Post