Directed by Chinonye Chukwu
The story of Emmett Louis Till and the legacy of his mother who pursued justice for her lynched son.
Join us at 6:00pm for an introduction by Dr. Courtney Baker, Associate Professor in the department of English at University of California, Riverside in conversation with Othandwayo Mgqoboka, Ph.D. student, Dept. of Anthropology, UC Riverside.
Dr. Courtney R. Baker is a scholar of visual culture and black life. Her research interests involve American, African American, and African diasporan liberationist thought and practices, in particular literature, film, and visual art. She has written academic and popular essays on African-American film, the history of the image in African-American activism, and the ethics of narratives about death. Her book, Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African-American Suffering and Death, was published by the University of Illinois Press in 2015.
This screening is in conjunction with the exhibition The Impact of Images: Mamie Till’s Courage from Tragedy and is organized in collaboration with the Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California. Programs at UCR ARTS are supported by the UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and the City of Riverside.
Director: Chinonye Chukwu
Studio: Orion Pictures
Running Time: 130 minutes
Release Year: 2022
“An impassioned melodrama on the surface, unafraid of facing tragedy head-on and allowing ample space for grief, anger, and fear, but which is also a wise movie about the complicatedly political world Mamie Till finds herself in.” – K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone