Film Synopsis: ***THIS FILM IS BASED ON A TRUE STORY!!!*** Till is a profoundly emotional and cinematic film about Mamie Till Mobley’s (Danielle Deadwyler) relentless pursuit of justice for her 14 year old son, Emmett Till (Jalyn Hall), who, in 1955, was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi.
Trav’s Critique On “TILL” ➡️ Actress Danielle Deadwyler said it best when she posed the CRUCIAL, DEEP, REAL, and ON POINT statement/question in an online article on October 14th about this film where she portrays the mother of Emmett Till. She quoted and asked Americans, “do YOU want to turn a blind eye to history?” POWERFUL. Honest. Real. Blunt. Straight, direct, and to the point. But if I am being 100% real – I have GOT to say this as well. Just as her character said in the film as this film IS based on true events of what happened to Emmett Till.
For the Americans who choose NOT to see this film if can be comparable to the people who found it extremely difficult to look at Emmett Till’s body in his open viewing that she gave for him because of the awful, and unnecessary racial hatred that he had to suffer all because of what he did and it was completely harmless, I say. And I am saying that because of how things are now, and I am not in the mindset of 1955 and how things were back then, but still, what Emmett Till did was harmless.
There is still to this day controversy surrounding what actually happened between him and Carolyn Bryant – but one thing that is not controversy and that is the two white men that lynched Emmett Till, shot him in the head, and mutilated his 14-year-old body, and dumped him in the river got off in court during the trial NOT GUILTY as well as the young white girl Carolyn Bryant who lied on the witness stand about what Emmett allegedly did to her! Just watching that in the film made me want to jump in the screen and attack her so I could only imagine how Mamie felt! I mean ALL 3 of them got off free! ALL THREE and Carolyn wasn’t even on trial, but was the one who called the 2 men on Emmett!
THAT RIGHT THERE – THAT SICKENS ME TO DEATH!I don’t know what devastates me THEMOST: (1) how those 2 men brutalized this poor innocent 14-year-old boy or, (2) the fact that 3 people got off scott free with ZERO consequences! I really don’t want to throw race in it – but I have to because that is how it was back then in those times and it is not that way now, but racial injustice still exists and it is a sad fact, but it will always exist in the world.
People who are prejudice CHOOSE to be; its a choice. Hatred is NOT inherited by anyone – it is taught! NOONE is born to hate another human being! I will NEVER believe that! NEVER! Predjuice individuals just can find more clandestine ways to conceal it. It is highly damn difficult to say that this was a good movie – I loathe saying that about movies like this that are based on true events because its heart-wrenching and very disturbing. The Director of the film does not make it difficult for the audience to watch the film so there is NO brutality shown on screen so there is no need for you to worry about that at all.
I respect her for that, but there are scenes where the body is shown and that made me shed some tears! Anyone who has a soul or a conscience – how could you not? This is someone’s baby, their child. Losing a child – esp. this way? I cannot even imagine!!! Danielle Deadwyler delivered quite the Oscar winning performance of a lifetime! I cannot think of a one word of high enough to express how her performance affected me! You can sense how I feel as you have read this entire review I’ve written.
It’s just beyond hateful what Mamie Till had to go through to try to get justice for her son and never did despite ALL of her many attempts. My heart bleeds for this heroic lady. Until the day she died, she fought to educate Americans about Civil Rights and equality.
I often wonder when films like this are made, and any other race watches them – are they watching to support the history of the African American or for a negative reason? There is so much hate in the world today and people can be around so much ugliness and racial injustice – we’ll never know its sitting right next to us …behind us… or two seats down from us ….
This Is theREAL-LIFE Emmett Till – NO Parent or Family Should EVER Have to Endure…Suffer…or Mourn the Way Mamie & Gene Did forthe Loss of Their Beloved Son! ❤️ #TonightWithTrav
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