The Powerful Film The Hate U Give Gets Its Cinematic Treatment This October

Cinemas | Oct 19, 2018
Event Details

Racial tensions arise with ‘The Hate U Give’ coming out in theatres on October 19.

 

What: The Hate U Give

When: October 19, 2018

 

In light of the powerful #BlackLivesMatter movement, ‘The Hate U Give’ highlights the prevalent issue of racial discrimination in modern society.

 

Details About The Hate U Give

 

 

‘The Hate U Give’ is based on the bestselling novel of the same by Angie Thomas, which talks about racism and police brutality through the eyes of a 16-year old girl.

The movie, directed by George Tillman Jr., follows Star Carter, who spends her day switching between her black neighborhood and elite high school. After a white cop shoots her childhood best friend, she soon decides to fight against white supremacy.

The film stars Amanda Stenberg, Common, KJ Apa, Issa Rae, Regina Hall, and more.

 

The Synopsis Of The Hate U Give

 

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Star Carter is exposed two contrasting worlds: the poor (mostly black) neighborhood where she lives and the rich (mostly white) prep school she attends.

Her world starts crumbling down after Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her best friend, Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Due to the pressures from all the sides of her community, Starr decides to use her voice, stand up for what’s right, and become an activist.

 

Meet The Talented Cast Ensemble

 

Amandla Stenberg as Starr Carter

Starr Carter is a young girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend by a police officer.

 

Regina Hall as Lisa Carter

Lisa is Starr’s mother

 

Russell Hornsby as Maverick Carter

Maverick is Starr’s tough but fair father.

 

Common as Uncle Carlos Carter

Carlos is Lisa’s brother and a police officer.

 

Lamar Johnson as Seven Carter

Seven is Starr’s older half-brother.

 

TJ Wright as Sekani Carter

Sekani is Starr’s younger brother.

 

Issa Rae as April Ofrah

April an activist that helps Starr find her voice and speak up.

 

KJ Apa as Chris

Chris is Starr’s well-meaning boyfriend.

 

Sabrina Carpenter as Hailey

Hailey is one of Starr’s friends from her prep school.

 

Anthony Mackie as King

King is a local drug dealer and Kenya’s father.

 

Algee Smith as Khalil

Khalil is Starr’s childhood best friend who gets fatally shot by a cop.

 

Dominique Fishback as Kenya

Kenya is Seven’s half-sister.

 

Megan Lawless as Maya

Maya is one of Starr’s friends from her prep school.

 

‘The Hate U Give’ hit the theatres on October 19th.

 


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