Second Trailer for Drama 'The Hate U Give' Starring Amandla Stenberg
"I need to speak for him." 20th Century Fox has debuted a second trailer for the real world drama titled The Hate U Give, adapted from Angie Thomas' book. Amandla Stenberg (seen in The Hunger Games and Everything Everything) stars as Starr, a young woman who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. The cast includes Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common, and Anthony Mackie. This reminds me of the Sundance films Blindspotting and Monsters and Men, also about police shooting unarmed black men. The more I see from this movie, the more it looks so powerful and raw and real and a must-see for me.
Here's the second trailer (+ poster) for George Tillman Jr.'s The Hate U Give, direct from YouTube:
Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. The Hate U Give is directed by American filmmaker George Tillman Jr., director of the films Soul Food, Men of Honor, Notorious, Faster, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete, and The Longest Ride previously. The screenplay is written by Audrey Wells (Under the Tuscan Sun, A Dog's Purpose), adapted from the best-selling book of the same name by Angie Thomas. 20th Century Fox will release The Hate U Give in theaters starting on October 19th in the fall. Your thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
DAVIDPD on Aug 7, 2018
I wonder if this films are more likely to play at causing emotions or do they really want to achieve something important ...
shiboleth on Aug 7, 2018
Well, I mean, it was based on a book, so...
Mark Brackney on Aug 11, 2018
I prefer books, that's true, over films in this respect. I mean, if narratives tend to be more publicly engaging, books do better jobs. So, I have no problem with the subject, but with the medium that mediates it. Films always somehow exaggerate when it comes to emotions and end up more as tear jerking then an sound argument. Whether against racism, violence or ignorance. Of course, not that there are not some good political films, but mostly, that's what many of them are not. So, I'm hugely suspicious about the quality ...
shiboleth on Aug 12, 2018
Don't tell me - innocent fun loving guy who was going to be an astronaut or discover the cure for cancer, doesn't mean anything by deliberately disobeying the instructions of the law and gets shot by an evil racist white cop. Little Starr worries about losing her privileged white friends but feels she has to do the right thing for her poor downtrodden 'heart of gold' community and stands up, arm aloft whilst more evil white cops in riot gear attack 'her people'. But still, we're all about balance rather than one sided virtue signalling, so I'll try to look for the raw and real Hollywood film about the evil racist black guy who shot 10 cops in Dallas having been spoon fed this very kind of race baiting nonsense.
Payne by name on Aug 8, 2018
Mark Brackney on Aug 11, 2018
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