MGM has premiered the trailer for “Till,” the true story film about Mamie Till-Mobley’s quest for justice for her son Emmett Till.
The 14-year-old African American boy was abducted, tortured, and lynched in Mississippi in 1955 after being accused of offending a white woman in her family’s grocery store.
The heinous nature of his murder and his killer’s acquittal by an all-white jury drew attention to the long history of violent persecution of African Americans in the United States.
The film will put the focus in part on his mother who insisted on a public funeral service with an open casket. Images of Till’s mutilated body rallied support and sympathy country-wide with intense scrutiny brought to bear on Mississippi.
Danielle Deadwyler, Whoopi Goldberg, Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison, Jayme Lawson, Tosin Cole, Kevin Carroll, Sean Patrick Thomas, John Douglas Thompson, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Haley Bennett star in the film which opens October 14th.
Source : https://www.darkhorizons.com/first-trailer-till/