Slideshow, Audio: Red Carpet for ‘The Hate U Give’ at the 54th Chicago International Film Festival

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Producer Robert Teitel of ‘The Hate U Give.’

CHICAGO – With a film that is seemingly ripped from the headlines, “The Hate U Give,” made its Red Carpet debut at the 54th Chicago International Film Festival on Thursday, October 11th, 2018. The lead actor in the film, newcomer Amandla Stenberg, along with veteran director George Tillman Jr. (“Soul Food”) and producer Robert Teitel, walked the carpet.

“The Hate U Give” is based on a Young Adult novel by Angie Thomas, and centers on Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) who lives in a poverty stricken black neighborhood, but attends a mostly white prep school. When she witnesses one of her friends die during a police shooting by a white officer, she must find her voice between the pressures of the two worlds she lives in. With a subject as contemporary as a film can get, it has been receiving some early Oscar buzz. Its general release in Chicago was on October 12th, 2018.

Photographer Joe Arce and Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com was at the Red Carpet event at the AMC River East 21 Theatre in Chicago. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

  1. CIFFUGIVE1: Amandla Stenberg is Starr Carter in ‘The Hate U Give’
  2. CIFFUGIVE2: Director George Tillman Jr. of ‘The Hate U Give.’
  3. CIFFUGIVE3: Producer Robert Teitel of ‘The Hate U Give.’

In the following Red Carpet talk, Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com speaks to lead actor Amandla Stenberg and director George Tillman Jr. on the Red Carpet at the 54th Chicago International Film Festival.


The 54th Chicago International Film Festival primarily takes place at the AMC River East 21, 322 East Illinois Street, Chicago from October 10th to October 21st, 2018. Click here for film schedules, information and to purchase tickets.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor and Film Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2018 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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