Highly acclaimed and socially conscious movie “The Hate U Give” brought stars and activists to IMAX Filmhouse Cinemas, Lekki for her exclusive screening on Wednesday 17th, October 2018.
With the likes of artists such as Sound Sultan, Timi Dakolo; OAP/TV presenter IK Osakioduwa and Actress/Socialite Caroline Danjuma, it was an engaging and insightful night. Discussion of police violence against black people living in America filled the cinema hall and commanded rave reviews from Nigerian film critics, movie buffs and celebrities in attendance.
The movie’s protagonist Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds; the poor, mostly black neighbourhood where she lives and the affluent, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is reflected in gut-wrenching portraiture of abuse of power as the movie progresses. According to Forbes: ‘The Hate U Give’ is an Oscar-Worthy Masterpiece: guests at the exclusive screening couldn’t agree more.
This emotionally jarring movie starring Amandla Stenberg and US rapper Common brought a lot of cheers and tear-jerking reactions from the audience. The movie, an adaption of the novel The Hate U Give, embraces the subject of racism and police brutality against people of colour in the US. It is officially out in cinemas nationwide from the 19th of October.
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