The special screening includes a community discussion after the film. Panelists will be announced soon.
The Alamo Drafthouse will be donating $3 for each ticket sold to E4 Youth, which provides creative youth, especially those in underserved communities, the chance to pursue technology and media careers.
ABOUT THE FILMDirected by George Tillman, Jr., THE HATE U GIVE is a timely and topical film about identity, violence, and grassroots protest. Led by a dominant performance from THE HUNGER GAMESâ€™ Amandla Stenberg and supported by Anthony Mackie and Common, itâ€™s a high-stakes, heartfelt film for and about young people, but hugely relevant for all audiences.
16-year-old Starr Carter is trapped between two vastly different worlds. By day, sheâ€™s a student in a prestigious suburban high school; by night, she lives with her family in the low-income neighborhood of Garden Heights. One night, while driving home from a party, Starrâ€™s best friend is pulled over and shot, sparking national outrage - and as the only witness to his death, Starr must reconcile her two lives to determine the fate of his uniformed killer.
THE HATE U GIVE is based on author Angie Thomasâ€™ critically-acclaimed, bestselling debut novel, itself partially inspired by the deaths of several young unarmed black men. Full of uncomfortable questions and absent of easy answers, it challenges the audience from a variety of angles, just as it does its main character.