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The Hate U Give

Alhambra Cinema

10 March 2019 · 5:00pm

Alhambra Cinema, St John's Street Keswick Cumbria CA12 5AG · Get directions

Organised by: Keswick Film Club

Certificate: 12A

In an America more divided daily by the rhetoric of President Trump, we in Britain may have forgotten the huge discrimination still faced by people of colour there. ‘The Hate U Give’ focuses on one such problem – police shootings.

Starr (brilliantly played by Amandla Stenberg) is relatively lucky, her loving parents paying for her to go to Williamson, a wealthy and predominantly white school. She leads a double life; “‘Williamson Starr doesn’t give anyone a reason to call her ghetto,’ she says. ‘And I hate myself for doing it.’ She keeps her white boyfriend Chris and friends at a distance from her home life, which she manages pretty well until the night when she witnesses her childhood best friend, Khalil, get shot by a white police officer at a traffic stop” – Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press.

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