Department of Film and Media Arts presents
Alumni Spotlight: All Eyez on Benny Boom
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Join us for the Tupac Shakur film ALL EYEZ ON ME and a conversation with director and Temple alumnus Benny Boom, moderated by fellow alumnus Profess Aaron X. Smith.
All Eyez on Me chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, the a hip-hop artist and activist who died at 25 years old. Against insurmountable odds, Shakur rose to become a cultural icon whose career and persona continued to grow long after his passing.
Directed by alumnus Benny "Boom" Douglas, the film stars Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Dominic L. Santana and Jamal Woolard.
Benny “Boom” Douglas was born and raised in Philadelphia, and studied film at Temple University. He began directing music videos in 2000 and continues to be an icon of the genre today. For almost two decades, he has heavily influenced the visual landscape of popular music working with artist such as Nicki Minaj, Future and The Game. Boom has also directed episodes of NCIS-LA (CBS), Black Lightning (CW), The Quad, Tales (BET) and Empire (Fox). Boom is a founder and principal of Groundwurk Studios, a content production company, based in Los Angeles, CA.
The film begins at 5 p.m., followed by a Q&A session with Boom and Professor Aaron Smith. Light appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be available. Doors open at 4:30 pm.
All screenings are free and open to the public.