Narrative Feature | 129 minutes

HIFF 2018


Directed by
George Tillman Jr.

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

Written by
Audrey Wells (screenplay by), Angie Thomas (based upon the novel by)

Amandla Stenberg, Issa Rae, Anthony Mackie, Regina Hall, Common, Sabrina Carpenter, Dominique Fishback

2018 | English | USA

As a way to escape the limited options of the streets she grew up on, sixteen-year-old black teenager Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) is torn between two lives: one at school amidst her predominantly rich, upper-class white classmates, and another within her working-class neighborhood. But Starr’s dual life is torn apart when a reunion with a childhood sweetheart ends in tragedy at the hands of a local police officer, forcing her to take a side amidst a swelling of protests in the local community. Adapting Angie Thomas’s award-winning novel to the big screen with the same sense of urgency that shot it to the top of the bestsellers list, THE HATE U GIVE is a stirring look at one teenager’s personal awakening.

> Featuring Breakthrough Artist Amandla Stenberg