Saturday, December 23, 2017
My Nephew Emmett (2017)
The film tells the story of Emmett Till, a black teen who was dragged out into the night and killed because he “whistled” at a white woman. Told from Till’s uncle’s perspective we watch as events unfold before him and take a tragic turn despite his efforts to stop them. This has always been a powerful tale but watching it unfold before us makes it all the more powerful. If you need any proof of why Till’s death helped spur on the Civil Rights movement one need just see this film.
This is a stunning film and one of the best of the Oscar short listed films. Definitely one to search out.