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Till Movie Trailer and Poster Released

United Artists Releasing and Orion Pictures have released the trailer and poster for the Till movie, which will open in select theaters on October 14 and expand wide on October 28.

Chinonye Chukwu directed the Till movie from a script by Michael Reilly, Keith Beauchamp, and Chinonye Chukwu.

Till Movie Trailer and Poster Released

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.

Till Movie Trailer and Poster Released

The cast includes Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison, Haley Bennett, and Whoopi Goldberg.

Till is rated PG-13 for thematic content involving racism, strong disturbing images, and racial slurs. The drama is an EON and Frederick Zollo production in association with Whoop, Inc.

The producers include Keith Beauchamp, Barbara Broccoli, Whoopi Goldberg, Thomas Levine, Michael Reilly, and Frederick Zollo. Preston Holmes and Chinonye Chukwu are the executive producers.

Chukwu says: “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.”

The Till movie filmmaker continued, “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.

“Mamie’s untold story is one of resilience and courage in the face of adversity and unspeakable devastation. For me, the opportunity to focus the film on Mamie, a multi-faceted Black woman, and peel back the layers on this particular chapter in her life was a tall order I accepted with deep respect and responsibility.

“On the daily, Mamie combatted racism, sexism, and misogyny, which was exponentially heightened in the wake of Emmett’s murder. Mamie did not cower. Instead, she evolved into a warrior for justice who helped me to understand and shape my own similar journey in activism. And as a filmmaker, showing Mamie in all her complex humanity was of utmost importance.

“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 about Mamie’s remarkable journey in the aftermath. She is grounded by her love for her child, for at its core, Till is a love story.

“Amidst the inherent pain and heartbreak, it was critical for me to ground their affection throughout the film. The cinematic language and tone of Till were 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.

“I hope viewers will empathize with the humanities on screen and see our present cultural and political realities within this film. And I hope that Mamie’s story helps us all to realize the power within ourselves to continue to fight for the change we want to see in the world, just as she did.”

Till Movie Trailer and Poster Released