Feature film directed by Shinone Choco until The 60th New York Film Festival is set to premiere this opening weekend, a film announced at Lincoln Center on July 25, the 81st birthday of the late Emmett Till. The film chronicles the racist murder of Emmett Till (Galen Hall) and the struggle for justice of his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley (Daniel Didweiler), after a 14-year-old boy from Chicago is executed while visiting cousins in Mississippi. The trailer is a haunting depiction of the events leading up to the all-too-familiar hate crime of 1955. In one scene, Mammy sends her son on a train, unaware of the upcoming tragedy. Frankie Faison, Haley Bennett, Sean Patrick Thomas, John Douglas Thompson, and Whoopi Goldberg complete the cast.
In her new movie untilChinoni Choco crafted a vivid portrait of Emmett Till’s short life and the brave activism of his mother, Mamie Till, whose fight for justice after her son’s murder was a catalyst for the ongoing battle for civil rights in our country, says Eugene Hernandez, Executive Director of the New York Film Festival and Senior Vice President of the New York Film Festival. Films at Lincoln Center. According to a statement from the NYFF, which takes place from September 30 to October 16, the festival plans to screen the film in theaters across the country for high school students through a collaboration with MGM’s Orion Pictures, United Artists Releasing and community partners. Watch the trailer above.