Straight Outta Compton

F. Gary Gray: Straight Outta Compton

F. Gary Gray:
Straight Outta Compton (USA, 2015)
146 min. • English • Finnish subtitles
Age limit 16 years
Theme: Rokumentti Selection

It’s 1987. Five young men have had enough with police brutality and racism. The most dangerous and revolutionary rap group of history, the legendary N.W.A., Niggaz Wit Attitudes, is born. The band cemented its place in the history of hip hop by pouring its frustration to the beats and rhymes and giving an angry soundtrack to a whole generation.

Based on true events and actual people, Straight Outta Compton is a film filled with explosive gangsta-rap from the time when people were dissed in lyrics instead of on Facebook. The current events in Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter –movement make this film as topical as ever. The must-see music film of the year throws you right into the tough streets and shady ‘hoods where the rules were self-made. City of Compton, damn that shit was dope!

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