(United States, 2022, 130 minutes, color, Rated PG-13)
Directed by Chinonye Chukwu. Starring Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison, Whoopi Goldberg.
“Till” is 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.
7 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2023
Page Hall, UAlbany Downtown Campus
135 Western Avenue, Albany NY 12203
Free parking. Free and open to the public.
Join screenwriter and producer Keith Beauchamp for a conversation about the film "Till" at the 3rd Annual Albany Film Festival on Saturday, April 1.
Praise for "Till"
"It's Deadwyler [Danielle Deadwyler as Mamie Till] who holds our attention — our gaze and our hearts — and who does so with a masterful control. Even at Mamie's most shattered, an inextinguishable ember of courage and purpose seems to smolder at the core of the character. -- Washington Post
"... a work of mighty cinematic portraiture, with a range of closeups of Mamie that infuse the film with an overwhelming combination of subjective depth and an outward sense of purpose. These images depend for that vast spectrum of feeling upon Deadwyler's performance, one of the most radiantly, resonantly expressive to grace the screen this year. -- The New Yorker
"Anchored by Danielle Deadwyler's towering performance, it's a wrenching portrayal of reluctant heroism under the most horrific of parental circumstances." CNN