Chinonye Chukwu’s horrifying drama, set in Mississippi in 1955, is led by an exceptional turn from Danielle Deadwyler - Daily Telegraph ★★★★
While in Mississippi for a family visit, 14-year-old Emmett Till was kidnapped and murdered after being wrongfully accused of harassing a white woman, Carolyn Bryant. When it became clear that the white establishment was unconcerned with bringing his killers to justice – and Bryant was prepared to lie to protect the murderers – Emmett’s mother Mamie turned reluctant activist, her fight becoming a major catalyst for the US Civil Rights movement. Danielle Deadwyler brings deep emotional resonance to her role as Mamie Till-Mobley. And Chinonye Chukwu delivers on the promise of her debut, Clemency, with this expertly crafted and emotional period drama, produced by Barbara Broccoli and also starring Whoopi Goldberg, Londoner Tosin Cole and Haley Bennett.