The Hate U Give
First screened in October 2018
Director: George Tillman, Jr. Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Algee Smith, K.J. Apa, Common, Lamar Johnson, TJ Wright, Issa Rae, Anthony Mackie, Sabrina Carpenter, Dominique Fishback, Javon Johnson, Rhonda Johnson Dents, Tony Vaughn. Screenplay: Audrey Wells (based on the novel by Angie Thomas). Twitter Capsule:
Bold, admirably relentless commitment to ideas and worldviews it makes accessible to a wide audience. Go see it!
Modern Hollywood rarely takes up contemporary fiction that faces tough questions, much less with a young adult audience in mind. Everyone gives their all.