Published on Mar 27, 2012
-BEST FILM, 27th Black International Cinema Berlin
-BEST FEATURE FILM, 14th San Francisco Black Film Festival
-BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM, 38th Newark Black Film Festival
-BEST FEATURE FILM, 2nd Charlotte Black Film Festival
-BEST FILM, 11th North Carolina Black Film Festival
-BEST EDITING & BEST ACTOR, 13th Real to Reel Film Festival
-BEST ACTOR, 11th North Carolina Black Film Festival
-BEST FEATURE 3rd PLACE, 9th Tupelo Film Festival
-JUDGE'S AWARD for CREATIVE VISION, 9th Secret City Film Festival
10th Run&Shoot Filmwork's Martha's Vineyard, Martha's Vineyard, MA, Aug 2012
Saatchi&Saatchi "Nothing Is Impossible" Competition
-PRODUCER'S AWARD FINALIST
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS (Other than listed above) (6):
-12th Hollywood Black Film Festival, Beverly Hills, CA - Oct 2012
-16th Urbanworld Film Festival, New York, NY - Sept 2012
-5th Urban Suburban Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA, U S A - June 2012
-9th Festival International du Film PanAfricain, Cannes, FRANCE - Apr 2012
-10th Oakland International Film Festival, Oakland, CA, USA - Apr 2012
-20th Pan African Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA - Feb 2012
In an acting tour de force, one man performs 36 roles in the telling of the Emmett Till tragedy. Experience the story, trial, and unbelievable confessions of those accused of Emmett's murder in this riveting drama.
"Thank you... [Dar He] chronicles an important and tragic event in the history of our country."
-NC Governor Beverly Perdue
"A masterful performance by Mike Wiley."
-20th Pan African Film Festival
"His uncanny ability to transform himself allows us to experience this piece of history in all its horror."
-Deirdre Haj, Exec. Director of Full Frame
"Brilliant... an inspiring film. "
-Tim Tyson, best selling author, Blood Done Sign My Name
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. William Bradford Huie of Look magazine interviews the people of Money to get at the root of what happened. The two men acquitted for the boy's murder, Roy Bryant Jr. and J.W. Milam, agree to sit down to discuss the trial. Not a word had been uttered outside a courtroom by them or their kin, until now...
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till, is the TRUE STORY crafted from the public record: a transfixing, true-dramatization of the historic interviews and events surrounding the murder that became a lightning rod for moral outrage and pivotal in inspiring a whole generation of young people to commit to social change in the 1950s. 'His death was a spark that ignited the Civil Rights Movement in America,' Ed Bradley, Emmy Award-winning journalist.
The film was adapted from the acclaimed one-man play written and performed by Mike Wiley, similarly titled, Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till.
20th Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles on Feb 17th & Feb 18th. With annual attendance in excess of 40,000 people, PAFF is the largest international Black film festival in the USA.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
DAR HE is brought to you by the makers of two short films exploring the Emmett Till story: "Empty Space" (2009) and "Wolf Call" (2010), winners of 24 festival awards, 10 nominations, scores of official selections, special screenings, and other honors. "Wolf Call" was also nominated for a 2012 Black Reel Award for Outstanding Short Film. DAR HE is the pinnacle achievement of this work.
MIKE WILEY stars, winner of numerous Best Actor Awards from 2009 to 2012 for his performances in "Empty Space", "Wolf Call," and now DAR HE.
By DEIRDRE HAJ | Jan 31, 2012 | "We Are All Connected" |
TV NEWS FEATURES:
UNC-TV | Mar 22, 2012 | "Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till" | http://tiny.cc/t0esbw
WRAL-TV | Feb 16, 2012 | "Emmett Till movie filmed in NC" | http://tiny.cc/Zuuf2b
North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC | THE STORY with DICK GORDON | "Emmett Till" |
Aired Apr 17, 2012 | http://tiny.cc/o9gxcw
North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC | THE STATE OF THINGS with FRANK STASIO | "Taking a Lesson from Emmett Till" | Mar 23, 2012 | http://tiny.cc/rqf3bw
LA TALK RADIO | THE MOTHER LOVE SHOW | Exclusive interview with director, Rob Underhill | Feb 14, 2012 | http://tiny.cc/xAuf2b
More at www.DarHeMovie.com