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Movies Under the Stars: Poetic Justice (R)

Thursday, August 3, 2017

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.

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Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this film!

Written and directed by John Singleton, this 1993 romantic drama follows hairdresser Justice (Janet Jackson), who writes poetry to deal with the loss of her mother. Unable to get to Oakland to attend a convention, Justice gets a lift with her friend, Iesha (Regina King) and Iesha's postal worker boyfriend, Chicago (Joe Torry). Along for the ride is Chicago's co-worker, Lucky (Tupac Shakur), to whom Justice grows close despite a rocky introduction.

The film garnered Jackson an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination for the song, "Again". This film, also, features poetry written by Maya Angelou, who, with the Last Poets, makes a cameo appearance.

Know Before You Go:
This film features explicit content and is rated R. You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. All are welcome!


Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center in Herbert Von King Park Accessible
670 Lafayette Avenue
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NYC Parks

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(718) 965-8942

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