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The story of Mamie Till Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till, and her fight for justice will be released this fall in a cinematic film titled “Till”.
“Till” is a profoundly emotional and cinematic film about the true story of Mamie Till Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14 year old son, Emmett Till, who, in 1955, was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi. In Mamie’s poignant journey of grief turned to action, we see the universal power of a mother’s ability to change the world.
“Till” is written and directed by Chinonye Chukwu. It will be shown during opening weekend of the New York Film Festival from Sept. 30 to Oct. 16 at the Lincoln Center in New York City.
“Seeing this film made is yet another milestone for our family, and a testament to Mamie’s fight for justice and to our commitment to legacy,” said Deborah Watts, co-founder of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation and a Till family member.
“The power of history turning tragedy into triumph is something Mamie would have wanted all of us to do,” she said.
Emmett Till movie coming to theaters
“This was my boy,” the first words of the official trailer, powerful words of his mother played by actress Danielle Deadwyler.
This week, a photo of Emmett Till’s 88-year-old accuser Carolyn Bryant Donham has emerged after a rather secluded life outside of public attention.
In June, an unserved warrant for Donham’s arrest dating from 1955 was found in a Mississippi courthouse basement dated August 29,1955, the day after Emmett Till was lynched.
Renewed cries from the public as well as Till’s family for Donham’s arrest and accountability for her role in Till’s death have emerged with the discovery of her whereabouts.