Film Series: Straight Outta Compton

2015. USA. Dir: F. Gary Gray. With O’Shea Jackson, Jr. 147 min.

 

The rise and fall of N.W.A. is chronicled through three founding members – Dr. Dre, Eazy E, and Ice Cube (Jackson, ably playing his own father) – as they rap their way to world renown. Taking a cue from its electrifying soundtrack, Compton captures the vibrant, tumultuous culture of the times and the enduring influence of some of its most defiant artists.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5