“20th Century Fox’s THE HATE U GIVE (lensed by COLIN WATKINSON) has won the narrative feature audience award at the Hamptons Film Festival, which just wrapped its 26th edition. The YA drama directed by George Tillman Jr and starring Amandla Stenberg began its theatrical rollout this weekend as well in three dozen locations grossing $500,000; it screened Friday at the festival which gave Stenberg one of its Breakthrough Artist Awards.”
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“‘We spent months exploring every possible avenue of the story, trying to understand these characters we were creating and the situation we were exploring to the best of our ability.’ With this foundation in place, and longtime collaborators LOWELL A. MEYER (director of photography) and Kara Durrett (producer) rounding out the team, the film culminates into a tense collision of good intention and risky decisions that define the grey area of human behavior. ‘We feel that most of life lives in that grey area: there are no villains or heroes, but human beings who are usually just trying to do what they think is right.'”
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