... Maverick Carter. Starr Carter lives in the predominantly black suburb of Garden Heights, but has attended Williamson, a predominantly white prep school, for six years. Starr immediately places her hands on the dash and begs Khalil to do the same. Khalil’s funeral is held at a church where the pastor preaches comfort using passages from the Bible. When she goes to a spring break party in Garden Heights with her friend Kenya, she feels uncomfortable. Across the street, King laughs and smirks, finally having gotten his revenge on Starr’s family for Starr mentioning him on TV. [16] On April 3, 2018, it was announced that KJ Apa would replace Lawley. She reasons that if she had mentioned those facts sooner, the detectives would have arrested Officer 115, and the riots and protest marches wouldn’t have happened. [21] Playing in a total of 248 theaters the following weekend, the film made $1.8 million, finishing ninth. Hailey thinks Khalil deserved to be shot because he had been involved in selling drugs. [9][10] On August 22, it was reported that Common had been cast as Starr's uncle, a police officer. Starr notes that her family used to attend an all-black church, but moved to a racially diverse church. Police officers arrive to see if there’s trouble between the two arguing men. Starr thinks that her dad follows the Black Panther’s Ten Point Program more than the Ten Commandments, and he also agrees with the Nation of Islam on certain points. They do not know if they are bad people. ", On March 23, 2016, it was announced that Amandla Stenberg would star as Starr Carter in the film, based on the novel The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. [7] On August 1, 2017, Russell Hornsby and Lamar Johnson were cast in the film to play Maverick Carter, Starr's father, and Seven Carter, Starr's brother, respectively. Thirteen weeks after Khalil’s murder, Starr’s family has moved into their new neighborhood. The Hate U Give is a 2018 American drama[4] film co-produced and directed by George Tillman Jr. from a screenplay by Audrey Wells, based on the 2017 young adult novel of the same name by Angie Thomas. At school, Starr’s white friend Hailey asks if the recent shooting death mentioned on television was Starr’s old childhood friend Khalil. She’s angry when Chris shows her a condom and makes it clear that he’s ready to have sex if she’s changed her mind. Stenberg was nominated for and won numerous accolades, including winning the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture and being nominated for a Critics' Choice Award. The officers tell her that Khalil was a drug dealer for the gang leader, King (Anthony Mackie). All four of them are suspended from school for a few days, and Starr finally cries and screams enough to help her process her grief. “The Hate U Give” presents the reality of shooting unarmed black men into clear focus. Starr hears gunshots at the spring break party. After school on Monday, Starr goes to the police station with her mom. DeVante is beaten bloody by the King Lords. Maverick finds out that DeVante stole money from King in order to get his family out of Garden Heights, so he takes DeVante to Uncle Carlos’ house for safety. Starr, being the only witness to the shooting, struggles over what to do with what she knows. When Officer 115 steps away to his own vehicle, Khalil walks to the driver’s side door to check on Starr. Carlos says that the officer who shot Khalil was doing what he was trained to do. The Hate U Give premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2018,[5] and was released in the United States on October 5, 2018. This makes things complicated in the second act of the movie. When Khalil dies, Starr says she hopes he sees God. He has his children memorize the Ten Points of the Black Panther movement. She doesn’t know anyone else at the event. When shots ring out at the party, she and Khalil assume that the gun violence is yet another skirmish between the local gangs called the King Lords and the Garden Disciples. She wants them to run away while King is distracted. Iesha isn’t capable of defending her children from King when he gets violent. [23] It made $2.5 million on its first day of wide release, including $300,000 from Thursday night previews. At school, Starr’s white friends stage a walk-out protest over Khalil’s death, but they’re only protesting in order to get a day off from school. It is full of white children, except for them. Dozens of people are already rioting on Magnolia Street, and although Starr is initially glad to scream along with the other rioters, she balks at their willingness to burn and loot local businesses. Bolstered by this knowledge, Starr gives her official statement to the district attorney (DA) for the criminal case and even agrees to go on national television and have an interview with a famous broadcast personality. When she gets home, she hears that local gang members have beaten up some police officers. The officer sees this and immediately shoots him dead. Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins, William C. Morris Award, 2017; National Book Award Longlist, 2017; Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, 2017, The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets — “Enola Holmes Mystery” Series. Principal photography began on September 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Seven’s mother, Iesha, is in an on-and-off relationship with King, the father of her two youngest children. Starr agrees to be interviewed on television and to testify in front of a grand jury after being encouraged by a civil rights lawyer, April Ofrah. Copyright 2020, Good Faith Media | Site by, Controversial Comic-Book Series Preaches Christianity 101. This gives Starr the courage to speak with the DA, Ms. Monroe, in front of the jury for three hours. Starr's identity as the witness is initially kept secret from everyone outside Starr's family – leaving Starr's two best friends, Hailey Grant and Maya Yang, and Starr's boyfriend, Chris, who all attend Williamson Prep together, unaware of Starr's connection to the killing. Starr’s mother Lisa is alternately compassionate and no-nonsense, offering a huge source of support for Starr during her ordeal. We see how these matters touch and change lives negatively. When the police arrive, Starr's younger brother Sekani points a gun at King. [22] The film was projected to gross $7–9 million when it expanded to 2,303 theaters on October 19. One of the scenes in the movie is between Starr and her uncle, Carlos (Common), who is a member of the police force. King tells Maverick to watch his step and not make enemies. The community stands up against King, who goes to jail. DeVante tells Starr that Khalil wasn’t a King Lord. The officer is in his car calling in the stop when Khalil reaches into the car to get a brush. As Starr mourns over Khalil, the officer realizes that he was holding a hairbrush, not a gun. The website's critical consensus reads, "Led by a breakout turn from Amandla Stenberg, the hard-hitting The Hate U Give emphatically proves the YA genre has room for much more than magic and romance. Carlos says that the officer would say, “Hands up.” Starr asks why the difference. The story centers on Starr Carter (Amanda Stenberg), a high school student who lives two lives. Starr and Maya eventually start standing up to Hailey's racist comments, and Chris remains supportive of Starr. Starr remembers her first kiss at age 10 with Khalil. A bruised and bloody DeVante lies on the floor as the King Lords have a party in the backyard. You can request a review of a title you can’t find at [email protected]. His sermon about how Khalil has gone to heaven and how joy can still be found after death distresses Starr, who doesn’t understand why the crowd at the funeral insists on praising Jesus when Jesus let Khalil die. Carlos was a father figure to Starr when her father, Maverick, spent three years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Starr’s friend Kenya comes by the grocery store to see her, and as the two girls walk out on the street, they meet Kenya’s father, King, the leader of the King Lords. When she wakes up, she overhears her Uncle Carlos, a police officer, talking with her parents in the kitchen. Get free discussion questions for this book and others, at FocusOnTheFamily.com/discuss-books. He’s wearing really expensive clothes and jewelry, which upsets Starr because she knows it means he’s become a drug dealer. On Sunday morning, Starr, Maverick and Lisa go to pay their respects to Ms. Rosalie, Khalil’s grandmother. Maverick was once a King Lord but left since … concepts. Later, she learns the DeVante’s brother was killed at the party. That night, Starr wakes up from a nightmare about Natasha and Khalil, both dead from gun violence. Starr’s Uncle Carlos loves her like a father and frequently shows his care and support for her. Nevertheless, it was a box office bomb, grossing over $34 million worldwide against its $23 million budget. Maverick tells Starr not to reveal that she was a witness to the murder so she doesn’t receive any pressure from the police. Before they can actually move away to a safer environment, someone fires a gun at their house and throws a brick through their window. Starr’s mother, Lisa, became pregnant with Starr when she was a senior in high school. Hailey’s brother grabs Starr, which makes Starr’s older brother Seven join the fight, too. Maverick is concerned that if the jury doesn’t indict Officer 115, the gangs will riot again. A flaming explosive flies through the grocery store window and detonates, starting a fire that traps the four teens inside. Starr’s parents are concerned because she is the only person besides Officer 115 who saw the incident. “The Hate U Give” presents the reality of shooting unarmed black men into clear focus. Starr doesn’t want to actually have sex because she knows so many teen girls with babies. Starr and her boyfriend, Chris, have been dating for a year. Starr and Seven get trapped in Maverick's grocery store, which is fire-bombed by King and his gang. Michael Parnell is pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. This scene is intended to suggest that the fatal shooting was someone who deserved to die. They are to place their hands upon the dash and be respectful and to answer any question asked without attitude. Starr recalls her childhood friend Natasha dying at age 10 from a drive-by shooting. Starr and her friend Kenya share an older brother, Seven, but they aren’t sisters. She announces to the crowd at the funeral that Khalil was weaponless when he was murdered and that the local police department has no intentions of arresting the officer responsible. They do not know if they are armed. Starr's father and a former member of the King Lords gang. For Maverick Carter, the father in The Hate U Give, played with fervent authenticity by Russell Hornsby (Fences), there isn’t much choice in the matter. He says that Starr’s speech to the police gave him the courage to speak out, too. Seven hears that DeVante is hurt, and he, Starr and Chris go to Seven’s mother’s house in Garden Heights. On an emotionally fraught day, Starr begins unzipping Chris’ pants to initiate sex, but he refuses her because he recognizes that she wants the connection for the wrong reasons. A King Lord friend of Maverick’s picks up Starr, Seven, DeVante and Chris in his truck and drops them off at Maverick’s grocery store so they can get milk to pour on their faces, which have been burned by tear gas. After a long talk with her dad, Starr realizes that the riots are happening partly because of the unjust prosecution system. Maverick also addresses Jesus as “Black Jesus,” and prays for his family every morning after breakfast. Starr eventually promises to keep Khalil's memory alive, and to continue her advocacy against police violence by "any means necessary. “The Hate U Give” hits all the right notes in discussing race and gun violence.