March 22, 2023

THE HATE U GIVE, presented by Nyack Center, OCADA’s Teen Council, and Rivertown Film

Showing: Friday, January 25 – 7:00 PM
Title: The Hate U Give
Year: 2018
Country: USA
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A FREE SCREENING, Presented by Nyack Center and OCADA’s Teen Council, with Rivertown Film. Highly recommended.

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds — the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what’s right. USA, 2018, 132 minutes, rated PG-13.

Followed by a discussion with Dr. Weldon M. Williams IV, Professor at SUNY Orange; Jibreel Shabazz, Youth Advocate & NHS student; Ronnie Bruno, Youth Advocate; Leara Branch, Youth Advocate & NHS student.

“An emotional powerhouse about a police shooting of an unarmed black man. Topped by an incandescent Amandla Stenberg, whose performance grows like a gathering storm, Tillman’s film snaps like a livewire. It means to shake you – and does.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

The Hate U Give feels like the welcome crest of a new wave: not bland chronicles of sparkle-skinned vampires or dance-squad rivalries but real, often painfully relevant tales about race and justice and millennial identity.” – Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly

“A brilliantly modulated balancing act between dark and light, anger and optimism, white privilege mined for pointed laughs and black fury portrayed as a galvanizing force for change.” – Jessica Kiang, Variety

“Yes, it’s a teen melodrama, but it’s also an elegantly constructed piece of worldbuilding, a love story, a family history, a sociological spiderweb of cause and effect of hate.” – Emily Yoshida, Vulture

“It’s so gripping to watch-as well as being, in places, just delightfully funny-that you never feel you’re being preached to. It picks you up in one place and sets you down in another.” – Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine