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First-time Film Director John Singleton.

First-time film director John Singleton. His new film is "Boyz N the Hood," which is set in South Central L.A. where Singleton grew up. A number of theatres across the country have cancelled the showing of "Boyz N the Hood," because of violent outbreaks at or near theatres where its been shown. Over 30 people have been injured and one killed. But the film itself is plea to stop the violence and killing.

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Other segments from the episode on July 25, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 25, 1991: Interview with Richard Neely and Mark Hartsfield; Interview with John Singleton; Review of the film "The Doctor."

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