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My Nephew Emmett (2017)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama, History | 7 May 2017 (USA)
At 2:30AM on August 28, 1955 in the most racially divided state in the country, 64 year-old Mose Wright tries to protect his 14 year-old nephew Emmett Till from two racist killers out for ... See full summary »

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Kevin Wilson Jr.
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Dorian Davis ... Maurice Wright
Jasmine Guy ... Elizabeth Wright
Emily Hooper ... Carolyn Bryant
Tylon Larry Tylon Larry ... Simeon Wright
Ethan Leaverton Ethan Leaverton ... Roy Bryant
William Perkins William Perkins ... Journalist
Dane Rhodes ... J.W. Milam
Chris Steele ... Robert Wright
L.B. Williams L.B. Williams ... Mose Wright
Joshua Wright Joshua Wright ... Emmett Till
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At 2:30AM on August 28, 1955 in the most racially divided state in the country, 64 year-old Mose Wright tries to protect his 14 year-old nephew Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood. Based on the true story of the 1955 murder of Emmett Louis Till.

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Director Kevin Wilson, Jr. attended North Carolina A&T State University where he studied Journalism & Communications. See more »

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Powerful
31 December 2018 | by gbill-74877See all my reviews

Powerful story, and one that's well told here. One of the great things about telling it from the uncle's perspective is that the feeling of dread and powerlessness is amplified. Imagine laying there in the dark of night, listening for someone who may come, wondering what cruelty might be committed. We see who Emmett Till was from his perspective - just a kid, an innocent kid. Like other young men, he's interested in having fun and flirting with women, but not in a menacing way. There is a quietness about the film that goes well with the pain of subjugation in the Jim Crow south. The inclusion of the archival footage is also brilliant.


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