Thursday, May 17
VIP Social Hour + Soul Food – $25 – 6pm
General Admission – $15 – 7pm
Films. Music. Food. You know the drill. Your favorite kickback series is at it again… and we’ve got some new friends! Join Candid Yams Kickbacks and a/perture Cinema for Candid Yams VII : Love & Basketball!
Baby Boy(2001) ten years later, writer and director John Singleton returns to the South Central Los Angeles neighborhoods of his debut film Boyz ‘N the Hood (1991). Tyrese Gibson stars as Jody, a jobless 20-year-old African-American man who has fathered two children by two different women, Yvette (Taraji P. Henson) and Peanut (Tamara LaSeon Bass), although he still lives with his 36-year-old mother Juanita (Adrienne-Joi Johnson). As Jody grapples with the increasing pressures of adult responsibility, he also contends with his troubled best friend Sweetpea (Omar Gooding) and new adversary Rodney (Snoop Doggy Dogg). Then there’s his mother’s live-in boyfriend Marvin (Ving Rhames), a reformed gangsta who agrees with Juanita that her son should grow up, move out, and move on.
We’ll break down Baby Boy to discuss the intricacies of intimate relationships and how our own expectations can sometimes get in the way of happiness. Get ready to kick back and join the conversation.