- Cast includes Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison
- Directed by Chinonye Chukwu
- Cert 12A
“Chinonye Chukwu’s horrifying drama is led by an exceptional turn from Danielle Deadwyler.” ⋆⋆⋆⋆ The Telegraph
The harrowing true story of Emmett Till’s murder is revisited in this profoundly emotional film that looks at Mamie Till-Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her slain son. Following the critical acclaim of 2019’s Clemency, Chinonye Chukwu directs this historical biopic about the power of a mother’s love and the racially-charged corruption that exists within the American justice system.
In a deeply moving performance, Mamie Till-Mobley is mesmerising as the mother of Emmet Till (Jalyn Hall), a fourteen-year-old Chicago native who was brutally murdered when he was falsely accused of making sexual advances on a white store clerk whilst visiting family in Mississippi.
Till is a much-needed reintroduction to one of the major catalysts of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, this time emphasising the role of Mamie Till-Mobley as she became a major advocate for change. Underscored by breathtaking performances, Chukwu’s cast perfectly emulates the essence of loss and suffering in a carefully put together film that avoids exploiting black trauma, but instead uses it as leverage to educate and inspire.
Cast includes Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison
Directed by Chinonye Chukwu
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