The private screening for ‘The Hate U Give’ took place Thursday (Oct. 4, 2018) evening at The Paris Theater in New York City.
Regina Hall, Common, Russell Horsnby, Algee Amith, Lamar Johnson, Sabrina Carpenter and the lady of the hour Amandla Stenburg, all graced the red carpet. Director George Tillman Jr. also was in attendance along with the book’s writer Angie Thomas.
The Hate U Give is about a young lady name Starr Carter who is “constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these words is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Not, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.”
We caught up with Common during the private screening. He shared how he prepared for his role (Uncle Carlos Carter) and why ‘The Hate U Give’ is a must-see.
Check it out below:
‘The Hate U Give’ hits theaters worldwide on October 19, 2018.