TILL, scored by Abel Korzeniowski and released under MGM’s revived United Artists banner, is out now! The film tells the story of Mamie Till, the mother of Emmet Till, the teenager whose brutal lynching in 1955 raised the conscience of white America to black people’s struggle for civil rights, and became pivotal in the passing of the Voting Rights Act two years later.
Danielle Deadwyler‘s gut-wrenching, Oscar-worthy performance is enhanced by Korzeniowski’s stirring, perhaps unexpected, score, which heightens the tension and emotion while underpinning the dignity of the characters and the universality of their cause. He has joined Deadwyler in the Oscar conversation.
Director Chinonye Chukwu stated that she is “honored to be partnering with MGM’s Orion Pictures and an incredible producing team in telling a story that will delve deeply into the humanities of Mamie and Emmett, the love and joy they shared, and the activist consciousness that grows within Mamie as she seeks justice for her son. I’m thrilled to be working with Danielle, a powerhouse of an actor, who will bring a brilliant complexity and groundedness to her portrayal of Mamie. And it is a dream come true to be working with the legendary Whoopi Goldberg, especially in telling this story.”
Your emotions are subtly changed as the music changes. Abel Korzeniowski starts with Mamie and Emmett singing fast fun songs and, as the film progresses, the music becomes sadder and more serious. All great movies have great music. – Mary Cox, The Telegraph
“Till is yet another outstanding score, filled with all the thematic content, profound depth, and orchestral beauty we have come to expect from works by Abel.” – Jonathan Broxton, Movie Music UK
The official Till Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is out now on Decca Records
Click here to watch the trailer