Hate U Give, The (2018): Written by Audrey Welles, Directed by George Tillman Jr., Starring Amandla Sternberg, Regina Hall

Socially timely and politically relevant, George Tillman’s Jr.’s The Hate U Give, is scripted by Audrey Welles (also a director herself), based on Angie Thomas’ bestselling debut novel of the same title.

Grade: B+

Amanda Stenberg stars as Starr Carter, a woman of two worlds, defined by opposite subcultures.  She is switching between two vastly different worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.

Pressures stems from all sides and corners of the community, forcing Starr to make fateful decisions that are moral, ethical, and practical.  In the process she will find her true voice and stand up for what she believes is right.



Running Time: 133 minutes

Director: George Tillman, Jr.

Written by: Audrey Wells, based on Angie Thomas’ bestselling debut novel of the same name.

Produced by: Robert Teitel, George Tillman, Jr., Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.


Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, K.J. Apa, Issa Rae, Algee Smith, Common and Anthony Mackie.