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Davidson Film Club Presents “The Hate U Give”

by | Jan 28, 2021

Dear Davidson Film Club Members and Friends,

 The Davidson Film Club is pleased to invite you to a discussion of The Hate U Give, the award-winning film adaptation of Angie Thomas’s 2017 Young Adult novel, for years on the New York Times best-seller list.

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 97%
Directed by George Tillman Jr.
U.S.A. (2018, 2h13)
In English

 7:00 pm Saturday, January 30, on Zoom

This is the first film in our second virtual series, running from January to June 2021.

 We depart from our tradition of screening critically acclaimed international films to invite everyone to watch and discuss with us this remarkable recent American film that prompts us to reflect on the origin and problematics of the Black Lives Matter movement.

 We will discuss The Hate U Give on Zoom on Saturday, January 30, at 7:00 p.m. Here is the link to the meeting:

Discussion will be led by Susan Hatchett, a 20-year veteran of the West Coast film industry.

There is no membership fee for this program, only the modest cost of the on-line film rental that yields no revenue to the Davidson Film Club.

The Hate U Give is available by mail from Netflix, if you are a subscriber, or may be rented on Amazon Prime for $3.99 at:

 A trailer is available on the Amazon Prime website above if you would like to take a quick peak.

Film Summary:

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two 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 during a traffic stop. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must decide if she is going to use her voice to stand up for what’s right.

23 wins & 32 nominations. Best Director, Best Film, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor

“A potent, powerful work, full of tough questions, tougher answers, and outstanding performances.” Mike Massie, Gone With The Twins

“Throughout, Starr’s choices are rooted in her desire to maintain her dual identities. She stifles righteous rage and ignores threats in order to survive.” Cate Young, Bitch Media

“Amandla Stenberg gives a phenomenal performance not to be missed. She’s a fantastic young talent who really wrestles with Starr’s continual conflict at hand…” Paul McGuire Grimes, KSTP_TV (St. Paul, MN)

“It delivers a knockout gut punch that resonates with poignant tenacity, a sobering reality and a blistering performance from Amandla Stenberg.” Zehra Phelan, Flavourmag

“Characters manage to double as sociopolitical voice boxes as well as fleshed out people, most of whom exist in their own grey-area moralities despite their preconceived ethics.” Matt Cipolla, Film Monthly

Our updated website at features the whole current series and film descriptions. Have you Bookmarked it?

We are a non-profit, tax-exempt organization run by volunteers that only exists to bring you fine international fiction films and engage in stimulating discussion about them.

Hope to see many of you on Zoom on Saturday, Jan. 30, for the discussion of this powerful film! Share the link with your friends! There is no charge by the Film Club, and there is room for everyone!


P.S. If you are on Facebook, please take a moment to “Like” and “Share” with your friends our announcement of this film on the Davidson Film Club page. And thanks for spreading the good word!

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 Alan Singerman
President, Davidson Film Club
[email protected]
(336) 751-2746

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