Spring Programme: Straight Outta Compton
In the late 1980s, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.
Nominated for an Oscar®.
'Straight Outta Compton is near note-perfect. It is mesmerising from start to finish; the timeless beats bang, the story engrosses from the outset, and this new cast is virtually fault-less.' - Paul Heath, The Hollywood News