Straight Outta Compton
Director: F. Gary Gray Run Time: 147 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2015
Starring: Paul Giamatti, Aldis Hodge, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr., O’Shea Jackson Jr.
The world’s most dangerous times created the world’s most dangerous group.
In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.