On the road to the Read My World – Black USA Edition – Festival in October 2017, we are presenting a series of movies in the garden that show the contemporary Black Culture in American cities. Each movie will be introduced by a Dutch writer. The first movie in the series is ‘Poetic Justice’. With an introduction by Simone Zeefuik. She will speak about the movie and how Maya Angelou inspires her every day.
After witnessing the murder of her first and only boyfriend, young Justice (Janet Jackson) decides to forget about college and become a South Central Los Angeles hairdresser. Avoiding friends, the only way for her to cope with her depression is by composing beautiful poetry. On her way to a convention in Oakland, she is forced to ride with an independent-minded postal worker whom she has not gotten along with in the past. After various arguments between them and their friends, they start to discover that their thoughts on violence, socially and domestically, are the same. Justice may finally feel that she is not as alone as before.
You can expect a relaxing summer movienight with delicious food and good music in the beautiful garden of de Tolhuistuin.
Poetic Justice (1994)
Directed by: John Singleton
With: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur and Maya Angelou
More about this movie on IMDb
A Read My World, Stichting Tolhuistuin, Metro54, Full Color Entertainment and SLAA production.