I'll have to watch this one even if it might be very hurtful. When BLM happened I read everything about the case of Emmet Till I could find. Didn't know there was a movie. What a sad nightmare and the worst thing about it was that it's only one story out of many many thousands still happening to this day.
There was another version that had been on TV a little while ago with totally different actors and actresses. This one (TILL) is the newer 2022 version featuring Whoopi Goldberg as Emmett Till's grandmother. She was also one of the producers of this.
Yes, this is definitely a tough one to watch, and my mom texted me last night that she refuses to watch this movie. It's been on my mind all day, and I still have a lump in my throat (I'd watched it last night). I keep having that image in my head of that 14-year old kid excitedly boarding the train, and smiling and waving goodbye to his mother. She really did not
want him going down to the south to visit family, because she knew how it was down in the south back then. But her mother (Emmett's grandmother) insisted that she allow Emmett to go down there to spend time with family members, and then her worst nightmare came true.
Emmett had a stutter, and a while ago I'd watched an interview where his mom said that she used to have him whistle...because it helped him when he'd struggle to get his words out.