The filmmaker passed away at the age of 51 in April.
The screening will take place Friday, May 3, at 5:30 PM at the SVA Theatre.
“John Singleton accomplished what all creators strive to. He entertained, but also inspired a generation of audiences. As the first African-American director as well as the youngest director to be nominated for an Academy Award at the age of 24, he allowed so many to envision themselves as changemakers,” Jane Rosenthal, the co-founder of Tribeca Enterprises (which the Tribeca Film Festival is done through), said in a statement. “We want to celebrate him as we consider the legacy that he has left behind and so the Festival is adding a free screening of Boyz n the Hood on Friday May 3 for the community to come together, see his pivotal film, and honor John.”
Singleton passed away at the age of 51 after suffering from a stroke that left him in a coma. A spokesperson for the family said Singleton died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center surrounded by his loved ones.
In a statement the family said:
“We want to thank the amazing doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for their expert care and kindness and we again want thank all of John’s fans, friends and colleagues for all of the love and support they showed him during this difficult time.”
After being in a coma for two weeks, Singleton’s family made the decision to take him off of life support on Monday (April 29).
More information for the screening can be found here.