TILL

CENTERPIECE
MIND THE GAP AWARD • CREATIVITY & TRUTH

 

MIND THE GAP | US CINEMA

US 2022, 130 min, Director: Chinonye Chukwu

Visually striking and moving, Till centers the story of Emmett Till through the experience of his mother, Mamie Till Mobley. It’s a powerful choice, revealing the journey of a mother for whom grief becomes action—and whose action changes history. Danielle Deadwyler as Till Mobley is brilliant, and leads a terrific cast, including Jalyn Hall, who exudes a confident charisma as Emmett, Whoopi Goldberg, and Frankie Faison. It feels as though director-screenwriter Chinonye Chukwu (Clemency, MVFF42) empowered her cast to go deep in an incredibly truthful way, creating a breathtaking drama that confirms all the promise of her earlier work with sure-handed artistry and insight. The emotional integrity of the cast is a great counterpoint to the wonderfully cinematic experience that she creates, with a confidence and style that recalls classic American film. This is a story both timeless and timely, as full of love as it is of grief. —Zoë Elton

In person: writer-director Chinonye Chukwu

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7:00 PM — Sequoia 1

7:00 PM — Sequoia 2

Director

Nigeria-born, Alaska-raised Chinonye Chukwu studied film at Temple University. After writing and directing a number of short films, she made her feature debut with ALASKALAND (2012). Her second feature, CLEMENCY (MVFF42), won the Sundance Film Festival’s dramatic competition Grand Jury Prize and received three Film Independent Spirit Award nominations, including Best Screenplay and Best Feature.

Film Info

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Year:

2022

Running Time:

130

Director:

Chinonye Chukwu

Producers:

Keith Beauchamp, Barbara Broccoli, Chinonye Chukwu, Whoopi Goldberg

Cinematographers:

Bobby Bukowski

Editors:

Ron Patane

Writers:

Keith Beauchamp, Chinonye Chukwu, Michael Reilly

Cast:

Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall, Whoopi Goldberg, Frankie Faison