Preview, So is “The Hate U Give” a “Boyz N the Hood” for the Black Lives Matter era?

Sure looks like it.

This George Tillman drama is based on the Angie Thomas novel, a ripped-from-today’s-headlines story of a shoot-on-suspicion police killing and the prep school girl (Amandla Stenberg of “Everything, Everything”) who witnesses it and decides to speak out as unrest over just this sort of shooting breaks out.

Common, Regina Hall and Anthony Mackie are the big names in the cast. “The Hate U Give” looks topical, touching and very good, and opens Oct. 19.

 

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