Studio:20th Century Fox
Director:George Tillman Jr.
Screenwriters:Audrey Wells, Tina Mabry
Starring:Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, Sabrina Carpenter, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson, Common , Anthony Mackie, Kian Lawley
Based on the critically-acclaimed novel by Angela Thomas, "The Hate U Give" is a timely, powerful and thought-provoking story of race and identity, told from the perspective of Starr Carter, played by Amandla Stenberg ("The Hunger Games," "As You Are"). Starr 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 worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. What Starr does-or does not-say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.