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‘Till’ Director Highlights “Unabashed Misogyny Towards Black Women” After Oscars Snub

Till writer-director Chinonye Chukwu called out “unabashed misogyny towards Black women” after her film was notably left out of the 2023 Oscar nominations, with star Danielle Deadwyler missing out on the best actress nod many experts predicted she’d receive for her portrayal of Emmett Till’s mother, Mamie Till-Mobley. “We live in a world and work […]

The “Reverse of the Spielberg Gaze”: Jordan Peele, Rian Johnson, Tony Kushner and More Talk Shop on THR’s Writers Roundtable

What happens when you gather at one table — as The Hollywood Reporter did in mid-November for its annual Writer Roundtable — six of the world’s most talented screenwriters, who wrote or co-wrote a half-dozen of 2022’s most inventive and acclaimed films, and among them have won two Oscars, two Emmys, two Tonys, one Pulitzer […]

‘Till’: 10 of the Film’s Stars and Their Real-Life Inspirations

Chinonye Chukwu’s Till recounts the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley’s (Danielle Deadwyler) fight for justice after her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till (Jalyn Hall), was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi in 1955. The biographical drama shows how Till-Mobley channeled her grief into action. Following Till’s death, Till-Mobley raised awareness of the brutality of racial violence […]

‘Till’ Director Chinonye Chukwu Is the Red Carpet’s Newest Style Star

Chinonye Chukwu is quickly making a name for her mastery of emotional, character-driven narratives. The Clemency director’s latest project is the heart-wrenching biopic Till, an account of the 1955 lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till. Told from the perspective of his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley (played by Danielle Deadwyler), the film opened Oct. 14. In appearances for […]

Whoopi Goldberg Says Events in ‘Till’ Movie Are “the Culmination of What Systematic Racism Looks Like”

The New York Film Festival on Saturday night hosted the world premiere of Chinonye Chukwu’s Till, about the lynching of Emmett Till and his mother Mamie Till-Mobley’s quest for justice. After the screening, Whoopi Goldberg, who both produced and stars in the film that she’s said has taken more than a decade to come to […]

‘Till’ Review: Danielle Deadwyler Is Shattering as a Mother Whose Grief Helped Galvanize the Civil Rights Movement

Director Chinonye Chukwu follows ‘Clemency’ with this account of Emmett Till’s lynching and the resilient woman who channeled her pain into the fight against racial injustice, premiering at the New York Film Festival.