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‘Boyz n the Hood’ at 25: A look back at 1991’s black film renaissance

washingtonpost.comDirector John Singleton was a brash young film student at the University of Southern California in the late 1980s when he saw an advance screening of “Colors,” a drama that purported to give viewers a real glimpse of street life in his native South Central Los Angeles. At the post-screening Q&A; with a producer, Singleton gave the film’s producer a piece of his mind.

“You advertise this movie like it’s about my community, and it’s really about two white cops,” he recalled saying. “It’s not about what’s really going on there.”

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