The Hate U Give

Dir: George Tillman Jr.
Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby
133mins   2018   US   12A   English   

Part of our Black History Month programme

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds -- the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends.

The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what's right.

'Like its young heroine, The Hate U Give is earnest, impassioned and spoiling to be heard' - Tim Grierson, Screen International