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Danielle Deadwyler (left) as Mamie Till Mobley and Jalyn Hall (right) as Emmett Till in TILL, directed by Chinonye Chukwu, released by Orion Pictures. Credit: Courtesy of Orion Pictures © 2022 ORION RELEASING LLC. All Rights Reserved.


Adapting Stories for the Screen: Chinonye Chukwu’s Till

Nov 10, 2022 — Sep 17, 2023

Location: Behind The Screen Gallery

This new temporary exhibit explores the process of creating the story depicted in Chinonye Chukwu’s acclaimed 2022 feature Till. The film dramatizes the true story of the murder of Emmett Till from the perspective of his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, who became an activist and educator in the aftermath of her child’s death. Chukwu collaborated with Michael Reilly and Keith Beauchamp to adapt the story into a screenplay. The storyboards on view, created by Jesse Michael Owen, helped plan a crucial scene in which Emmett is forced to move to a segregated car once his train crosses into Southern territory. 

This exhibit will be on view in MoMI’s Behind the Screen gallery.

See Till at MoMI on January 16. Get tickets and learn more.