Director: Chinonye Chukwu Run Time: 130 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2022
Starring: Danielle Deadwyler, Frankie Faison, Haley Bennett, Jalyn Hall, Whoopi Goldberg
Country: United States
About the film:
World Premiere, 2022 New York Film Festival.
A profoundly emotional and cinematic film about the true story of Mamie Till Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14 year old son, Emmett Till, who, in 1955 was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi. In Mamie’s poignant journey of grief turned to action, we see the universal power of a mother’s ability to change the world.
About the filmmaker:
Chinonye Chukwu is a Nigerian-American film director known for helming award-winning dramas about American social issues. Inspired by true events, her drama film Clemency (2019) follows the lives of a prison warden and death row inmate. Chukwu became the first black woman to win the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and the film received critical acclaim from critics and earned nominations for Best Feature, Best Female Lead, and Best Screenplay at the 35th Independent Spirit Awards.
Her feature film Till (2022) is a biographical film about Mamie Till-Mobley’s pursuit of justice after the 1955 lynching of her 14-year-old son Emmett Louis Till.See more upcoming films