'A Mother’s Power' Featurette for TILL Film

By 10/04/2022 11:26:00 AM

In her darkest hour, a mother's love opened the world's eyes. Witness the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley in #TillMovie - in select theaters October 14. Everywhere October 28.

A Mother’s Power Featurette for TILL Film

TILL | "A Mother’s Power" Featurette



A statement from Director Chinonye Chukwu


When I was approached to write and direct a story about Emmett Till, I found myself drawn to a singular figure at the center of his orbit. I saw an opportunity to subvert expectations and approach the narrative through another lens – from the maternal point of view of Mamie Till-Mobley.

Had it not been for Mamie, her son’s memory would have evaporated into thin air. She was the catalyst for a modern day civil rights movement that has laid a formidable framework for future activists and Freedom Fighters. I felt compelled to champion Mamie’s legacy and center her in the spotlight where she rightfully belongs.

The crux of this story is not about the traumatic, physical violence inflicted upon Emmett – which is why I refused to depict such brutality in the film - but it is about Mamie’s remarkable journey in the aftermath.

The cinematic language and tone of TILL was deeply rooted in the balance between loss in the absence of love; the inconsolable grief in the absence of joy; and the embrace of Black life alongside the heart wrenching loss of a child.

TILL | Official Trailer 2



SYNOPSIS


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

Cast: Danielle Deadwyler , Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison, Haley Bennett, and Whoopi Goldberg

Directed by: Chinonye Chukwu
Written by: Michael Reilly & Keith Beauchamp and Chinonye Chukwu
Producers: Keith Beauchamp, p.g.a., Barbara Broccoli, p.g.a., Whoopi Goldberg, Thomas Levine, Michael Reilly and Frederick Zollo, p.g.a.

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