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African American Film Critics Assn. to honor 'Boyz N the Hood' and 'New Jack City'

African American Film Critics Assn. to honor 'Boyz N the Hood' and 'New Jack City'
The African American Film Critics Assn. will honor the 25th anniversary of John Singleton's "Boyz N the Hood," starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ice Cube, at the association's annual award ceremony Feb. 10. (Columbia Pictures)

The African American Film Critics Assn. announced that it will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the films "Boyz N the Hood" and "New Jack City" with an all-star tribute and concert celebrating the hip-hop cinema genre at the association's annual awards ceremony Feb. 10 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.

"Hip-hop has had a global impact on pop culture and influenced millions around the world," Gil Robertson, the association's president and co-founder, said in a statement Monday. "And its impact on Hollywood has been a major game-changer in front of and behind the camera and at box office."

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"AAFCA's Celebration of Hip-Hop Cinema" will pay homage to both narrative and documentary films that represent the hip-hop culture, as well as the actors and filmmakers involved in the films.

The organization also announced Monday the recipients of the 2016 AAFCA Special Achievement Awards -- "Boyz N the Hood" director John Singleton; producer Jeff Clanagan; New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis; Cleveland Cavaliers' superstar Lebron James, who is in the box office hit comedy "Trainwreck'; and the film production company Plan B ("12 Years a Slave" and "Selma").

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