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Film Screening: ‘Till’ and Q&A with Writer/Executive Producer Keith Beauchamp
April 18 at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Based on the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley, Till depicts her pursuit of justice after the murder of her 14-year-old son Emmett in 1955. The film uses 27 years’ worth of research by Keith Beauchamp, whose efforts led to the reopening of Till’s case by the United States Department of Justice in 2004. Directed by Chinonye Chukwu, the film stars Danielle Deadwyler as Mamie Till-Bradley, with Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison, Haley Bennett, and Whoopi Goldberg in supporting roles.
The tale of Emmett Till and his legacy is a true story of black resistance that kickstarted the battle for civil rights in America. According to Beauchamp, who co-wrote and produced the film, “There is no other story that speaks more to this generation and to this political climate and racial climate of this country than the story of Emmett Louis Till.”
Professor Dahlia Schweitzer, from FIT’s Film and Media program, will moderate a conversation with writer and executive producer Keith Beauchamp following the film.
The screening will take place in Room D207, FIT’s screening room, in the Pomerantz Center, on the campus of FIT.
Sponsored by FIT’s Social Justice Center, FIT’s Film and Media Program, the School of Liberal Arts, and the Justice Film Festival.
This event is free and open to the public; RESERVE A FREE TICKET ON EVENTBRITE.
- April 18
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
- Event Categories:
- Conversation, Film Screening, Public
- Event Tags:
- Black history, Emmett Till, Film and Media, Justice Film Festival, Social Justice Center at FIT
- Film and Media Screening Room D207
New York City , NY United States
- Dahlia Schweitzer
- (212) 217-4243