Till, 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, was recently screened as part of the The Mayor of London’s Gala at the BFI London Film Festival.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, opened the Gala screening of the powerful film at the Royal Festival Hall. Khan was then followed on stage by the cast of the film who spoke about their own experiences of bringing to life the story of Emmett Till.
Before the screening, BFI London Film Festival hosted a reception for Film London’s partners, key industry figures and the cast and crew of Till. Guests included Deputy Mayor for Culture Justine Simons OBE, the cast of Till including lead actress Danielle Deadwyler, director Chinonye Chukwu, and EON’s producer Barbara Broccoli.
Till, directed by Chinonye Chukwu, follows Emmett Till, who, in 1955, was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi. Mamie Till Mobley’s poignant journey of grief turned to action, we witness the universal power of a mother’s courage, and ability to change the world.
The film is produced by Keith Beauchamp, Barbara Broccoli, Whoopi Goldberg, Thomas Levine, Michael Reilly and Frederick Zollo. The film is written by Michael Reilly, Keith Beauchamp and Chinonye Chukwu.