DAR HE: THE LYNCHING OF EMMETT TILL
United States / Feature Film Competition /
70 minutes / English
Director: Rob Underhill
Producer: Rob Underhill, Aravind Ragupathi, Mike Wiley
Days after stepping off the train, 14-year old Emmett Till from Chicago goes missing in Money, Mississippi. Later, the boy’s mutilated body is found in a river. In an acting tour de force, one man performs 36 roles in the telling of the Emmett Till tragedy. In DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till, experience the true story, trial, and unbelievable confessions of those accused of Emmett’s murder in this riveting drama.
BEST FEATURE, JURY AWARD, 2012 Hollywood Black Film Festival — BEST FILM, 2012 Black International Cinema Berlin — BEST FEATURE FILM, 2012 San Francisco Black Film Festival — BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM, 2012 Newark Black Film Festival — BEST FEATURE FILM, 2012 Charlotte Black Film Festival — BEST FILM, 2012 North Carolina Black Film Festival — BEST OVERALL DRAMA, 2012 New Bern Independent Film Festival — BEST EDITING & BEST ACTOR, 2012 Real to Reel Film Festival — BEST ACTOR, 2012 North Carolina Black Film Festival — BEST FEATURE 3rd PLACE, 2012 Tupelo Film Festival — JUDGE’S AWARD for CREATIVE VISION, 2012 Secret City Film Festival
ROB UNDERHILL is director, producer and co-screenwriter of the film, DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till. His short-film, Wolf Call, won 12 Best Film awards, won nominated for a Black Reel award, and, in January 2013, was selected for national TV syndication. His films have screened at over 100 festivals across the globe.