Parting Is Such Sweet Cinema: Poetic Justice | Denver Film Society | John Singleton | USA

Parting Is Such Sweet Cinema: Poetic Justice

John Singleton

African-American, Drama, Romance

EnglishUSA1993109 minDCPRating: R


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One Show Only! Tuesday, August 13 at 1:30pm

FREE for Denver Film members, $5 for their guests, $7 for Non-Members

Death is inevitable for us all and what we do with our time on Earth to leave our mark is one of the most important questions of life. Filmmakers, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers and actors have the great luck of doing work that will be with us forever and Parting Is Such Sweet Cinema is the place where we say goodbye to some cinematic talents who have recently left us. Come pay your respects with popcorn and a focused eye.

In honor of director John Singleton (January 6, 1968 - April 28, 2019)

Still grieving after the murder of her boyfriend, hairdresser Justice (Janet Jackson) writes poetry to deal with the pain of her loss. Unable to get to Oakland to attend a convention because of her broken-down car, 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 after some initial problems. But is she ready to open her heart again? Featuring the poetry of Maya Angelou.

Cinematographer: Peter Lyons Collister | Screenwriter: John Singleton / Poetry by Maya Angelou
Cast: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King