Award-Winning Movie Director Singleton Speaks at UT

KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee-s Black Cultural Programming Committee is hosting an evening with John Singleton, award-winning cinema director and producer, on Monday, Sept. 8 at 7:00 pm in the University Center Auditorium.

Singleton’s most recent popular films include “Poetic Justice” with Janet Jackson, “Baby Boy”

John Singleton

featuring R&B singer Tyrese and rapper Snoop Dogg; “Higher Learning” with Omar Epps and Tyra Banks; “Rosewood” starring John Voight and Ving Rhames, and his most recent film, “2 Fast 2 Furious.”

Singleton received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director for “Boyz N the Hood,” making him the first and youngest African-American to gain that distinction.

Other awards he has won include and MTV Movie Award for Best Film Maker, NY Film Critics Awards for Best New Director and a special award for Directorial Debut of the Year.

His talk is free and open to the general public. A reception in the University Center Crest Room will be held immediately afterwards.

For more information, contact event coordinators Alicia Lumpkin or Curtis Sanderfer at the UT Black Cultural Center at (865) 974-4750 or visit the center’s Web site at web.utk.edu/~bcpc