Diamond Screen Film Series: Alumni Spotlight

Diamond Screen Film Series: Alumni Spotlight

February 21, 2018 - 5:00 pm

Department of Film and Media Arts presents: Alumni Spotlight: All Eyez on Me

All Eyez on Me chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, the a hip-hop artist and activist who died at 25 years old. Against insurmountable odds, Shakur rose to become a cultural icon whose career and persona continued to grow long after his passing.
Directed by alumnus Benny "Boom" Douglas, the film stars Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Dominic L. Santana and Jamal Woolard.

Benny “Boom” Douglas was born and raised in Philadelphia, and studied film at Temple University. He began directing music videos in 2000 and continues to be an icon of the genre today. For almost two decades, he has heavily influenced the visual landscape of popular music working with artist such as Nicki Minaj, Future and The Game. Boom has also directed episodes of NCIS-LA (CBS), Black Lightning (CW), The Quad, Tales (BET) and Empire (Fox). Boom is a founder and principal of Groundwurk Studios, a content production company, based in Los Angeles, CA.

 Film begins at 5:00 pm, followed by Q&A session with Boom and Professor Jeff Rush and a light reception.

Screening in Lew Klein Hall
Free admission, no tickets required