Juice: A Black Music Month Celebration

Jun 16, 2022, 08:00 PM Rooftop Cinema Club $18.50 Get Tickets

Houston Cinema Arts Society partners with the Rooftop Cinema Club to celebrate June as Black Music Month. To celebrate the birthday of Tupac Shakur, HCAS presents the films Juice and Poetic Justice on Thursday, June 16th, 2022.

The program is preceded by a Tupac Shakur and Janet Jackson themed Live DJ Set by Flash Gordon Parks at 7:00pm.

To learn more and purchase tickets for Poetic Justice at 10:30pm, click here.

Four Harlem friends – Bishop (Tupac Shakur), Q (Omar Epps), Steel (Jermaine Hopkins) and Raheem( Khalil Kain) – dabble in petty crime, but they decide to go big by knocking off a convenience store. Bishop, the magnetic leader of the group, has the gun. But Q has different aspirations. He wants to be a DJ and happens to have a gig the night of the robbery. Unfortunately for him, Bishop isn’t willing to take no for answer in a game where everything’s for keeps. Also features Samuel L. Jackson and Queen Latifah. This is Tupac Shakur's film debut, from long-time Spike Lee collaborator director Ernest Dickerson.
Country, Year United States, 1992
DirectorErnest Dickerson
CastTupac Shakur, Omar Epps, Jermaine Hopkins, Khalil Kain, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah
Runtime95 MINS, SECS
Special Guests

Flash Gordon Parks

Jason Woods aka Flash Gordon Parks is an ethnomusicologist from the city of Houston, TX. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Photography at Sam Houston State University in 2001. In 2005 Flash Gordon Parks published a book of photography and poetry called The Beautiful Side of Ugly with Eric Blaylock, which combined Blaylock's poetry with FGP's images to document the beauty of urban areas of Houston. As a DJ, he strives to educate the audience through carefully thought out selections lectures on the importance of Houston's Rich Music History. He has lectured at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Rice University, Art League Houston and more. In 2015 Flash Gordon Parks directed the documentary "This Thing We Do Houston DJ Culture Revealed".