Till tells the heart-breaking true story of the historic lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till —for whistling at a white woman in Money, Mississippi in 1955 —through the eyes of his mother Mamie Till-Mobley.
Till-Mobley becomes a revolutionary by insisting that the world witness the horror of her brutally maimed son’s body in an open casket viewing as an act of defiance against oppression and hate. Told from her perspective and experience Till is a compelling drama exploring a mother’s audacity which became a lightning rod in the Civil Rights Movement.
Danielle Deadwyler’s transfixing performance as a broken woman who finds formidable strength within herself is the beating heart of this powerful, moving film.
Directed by Chinonye Chukwu | 130 mins | Cert 12A