THE HATE U GIVE
Media Screening Sat 19 Jan at 10.45am for 11.00am start at Luna Leederville
Luna Exclusive! The best selling YA novel phenomenon hits the big screen, directed by George Tillman Jr. and with a commanding lead performance from Amandla Stenberg as an African -American teenager caught between black and white worlds
Starr Carter attends a prestigious prep school where the students are overwhelmingly white, but she herself lives in a poor neighbourhood comprised primarily of people of color. Starr is used to switching between these communities, but her feelings dramatically change when she witnesses the horrific fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Now Starr must stand up for what is right in the face of consequences that will upturn her world
Co-starring Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, Common, Issa Rae and Algee Smith, and with urgent relevance to the world we live in today, The Hate U Give is a vital viewing experience.
Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighbourhood 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 rare racial drama that will detonate the complacency of even those who are drawn to see it. It's that good, that searching, that fierce in its humanity.' - Variety
'An emotional powerhouse about a police shooting of an unarmed black man. Topped by an incandescent Amandla Stenberg, whose performance grows like a gathering storm, Tillman's film snaps like a live wire. It means to shake you - and does.' - Rolling Stone
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