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On Wednesday, October 3rd, the author, director and cast of THE HATE U GIVE returned to Atlanta for a community red carpet screening and Q&A event, joined by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Moderator David Banner at Regal Atlantic Station.

The Hate U Give stars Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russel Hornsby, Lamar Johnson, Issa Rae, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, with Common and Anthony Mackie.

Opening: Friday, October 5 in Atlanta || Friday, October 19 Nationwide

Synopsis: Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas.

Watch this film with your family. Use it as a teachable moment. If you watch the bomb scene closely, you just may see someone you know!

Check out the pics below.

'The Hate U Give' Cast, Director And Author Attend Red Carpet Screening In Atlanta
The brillliant star, Amandla Stenberg.

'The Hate U Give' Cast, Director And Author Attend Red Carpet Screening In Atlanta

The timeless Regina Hall.
Regina plays Amanda’s mom.
'The Hate U Give' Cast, Director And Author Attend Red Carpet Screening In Atlanta
Co- star Actor Algee Smith. Justice for Khalil!
'The Hate U Give' Cast, Director And Author Attend Red Carpet Screening In Atlanta
Algee Smith and author Angie Thomas.
'The Hate U Give' Cast, Director And Author Attend Red Carpet Screening In Atlanta
Author Angie Thomas
(L-R) Algee Smith, Amandla Stenberg, Lamar Johnson, Kai N. Ture, Bobby Sessions, TJ Wright, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Regina Hall, Angie Thomas, Karan Kendrick, and George Tillman Jr.
Actress Kai N. Ture (R)
Rapper David Banner moderated the panel.
Recording artist Bobby Sessions has a song on the soundtrack.
The film was shot at Mays High School. A few students came out to represent!

Packed house!
Kim Ford and George Tillman Jr.
Directotr George Tillman Jr.
Chatting it up with Regina Hall.
Kim Ford and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
My mayor’s name is Keisha!

Kim Ford and Angie Thomas

Kim Ford and Amandla Stenberg
The brilliant Amandla Stenberg.
Kim Ford and Algee Smith
My new homie. Co-star Algee Smith.

Photos: Paras Griffin / Getty Images for 20th Century Fox