The Hate U Give
In 1997 George Tillman, Jr. directed the movie Soul Food which we loved. In 2018 he directed Audrey Wells adaptation of the young adult novel THE HATE U GIVE and delivers a powerhouse film. In THE HATE U GIVE Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. Led by a breakout turn from Amandla Stenberg, the hard-hitting THE HATE U GIVE emphatically proves the YA genre has room for much more than magic and romance. Time Magazine raved "It's so gripping to watch-as well as being, in places, just delightfully funny-that you never feel you're being preached to. It picks you up in one place and sets you down in another." While the Houston Chronicle said "Ultimately, "The Hate U Give" is a life-affirming rebuttal to apathy, despair and surrender. It's also one of the year's most important films." THE HATE U GIVE is streaming on Cinemax and DirectTV or is available to rent for a modest fee from FandangoNow HERE.