Literature on Screen: THE HATE U GIVE
Author Angie Thomas' acclaimed debut novel "The Hate U Give" was published in early 2017 and spent nearly a year on The New York Times Young Adult best-seller list. The feature film adaptation of the book, directed by George Tillman, Jr., and starring Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, K.J. Apa, Common and Anthony Mackie, premiered in fall of 2018. The story centers on Starr Carter (Stenberg), a 16-year-old high school student growing up in the impoverished, mostly black neighborhood of Garden Heights, who attends the elite, mostly white private school of Williamson Prep. After Starr loses a lifelong friend to a police shooting, an event she witnesses firsthand, she must not only overcome the trauma, but also navigate challenges at home and school in order to stand up for justice.
Thomas will discuss the translation of her book to the screen, as well as the very real events that inspired her novel. This event will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. Total program approx. 90 minutes.
Co-presented by The PEN/Faulkner Foundation's Literary Conversations series
No AFI Member passes accepted.