Till is a profoundly emotional film about the true story of Mamie Till Mobley and her relentless pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till, who was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi in 1955. Through Mamie's poignant journey of grief turned to action, Till displays the universal power of a mother's ability to change the world.
Actor Jalyn Hall and writer and producer Keith Beauchamp will be presented with the Socially Conscious Cinema Award. A Q&A with Hall and Beauchamp immediately follows the screening.
About the director
Chinonye Chukwu is a Nigerian American writer, producer, and director. In 2019, Chukwu became the first Black woman to receive the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for her film Clemency, which she wrote and directed. Chukwu has directed several short films and an episode of the series Sorry for Your Loss. Till, which she also wrote, is her second feature film.