Till Movie Screening and Talk Back w/film producer Keith Beauchamp
Keith A. Beauchamp, Filmmaker; Eddie S. Glaude Jr., African American Studies
Mon, 10/24 · 5:00 pm—7:00 pm · Princeton Garden Theatre
Department of African American Studies
Award-Winning Filmmaker Keith A. Beauchamp attended Southern University in Baton Rouge where he studied Criminal Justice with the intention of becoming a Civil Rights Attorney. As a young boy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Beauchamp had his share of run- ins with racism but it wasn’t until an incident where he was assaulted by an undercover police officer after dancing with a white classmate at a party, that he felt compelled to fight racism and move to New York. It was here he would pursue his dream of becoming a filmmaker. Beauchamp honed his behind-the-camera skills during the day and spent his evenings doing research and reaching out to anyone who might have information on the Emmett Till case, a story told to Beauchamp when he was just 10 years old.
Till is a profoundly emotional and cinematic film about the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till, who, in 1955, was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi. In Mamie’s poignant journey of grief turned to action, we see the universal power of a mother’s ability to change the world.