Till Review: A Painstaking Portrait of a Mother’s Grief and Strength

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Ro 7.5
Director Chinonye Chukwu's proves it's possible to offer painful, but relevant, stories about tragic moments in Black America with honesty, care, and a purpose other than merely exploiting Black tragedy.
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Synopsis: The true story of Mamie Till-Mobley's relentless pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till, who was brutally lynched in 1955 while visiting his cousins in Mississippi. 
Writer: Michael Reilly, Keith Beauchamp, Chinonye Chukwu

Director Chinonye Chukwu changing the lens through which we revisit tragic events in Black history. Till focuses not on the murder of Emmet Till (Jalyn Hall) but who he was, the circumstances that led to his death, and his mother's refusal to permit what happened to be swept into the shadows. Chukwu's crafted a story grounded in honesty but not rooted in exploiting the gruesomeness of this crime. 

I said I was done watching pre-Jim Crowe narratives but Till is heart-wrenching, informative and Danielle Deadwyler as Mamie Till-Mobley gives a powerful performance that shouldn't be missed. It's a tribute to her strength, her pain, and critical contribution to the Civil Rights Movement. The oft ignored narrative of mothers is richly honored. 

Till is now playing in select theaters and opens wide October 28, 2022. 

Listen as Ro discusses with Kriss why Till deserves our attention. 

 

TILL | Official Trailer | MGM Studios

Witness the power of a mother's love. Watch the official trailer for #TillMovie now, and see the never-before-told story of Mamie Till Mobley's quest for justice for her son, Emmett. In theaters this October.

 


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