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UMPI’s Salmagundi Film Series presents “The Hate U Give”

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will present its next Salmagundi Film Series screening on Monday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center Multi-Purpose Room. In honor of Black History Month and in conjunction with UMPI’s Black Student Union, the series will feature The Hate U Give, the 2018 crime drama that discusses racism and social injustice through the eyes of a 16-year-old. All are invited to attend this film screening.

This semester, the Salmagundi Film Series will feature a “dinner and a movie” option. Attendees will be able to purchase an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner in Kelley Commons for a reduced fee of $9.50 and can bring their meal in to the MPR to eat while they watch the film.

Based on the 2017 New York Times best-selling novel by Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give follows the recoil after an African-American high school student named Starr witnesses a brutal police shooting. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must dig deep down to find her voice and stand up for what is important.

Directed by George Tillman, Jr., the film is rated PG-13, is 2 hours and 13 minutes, and has a 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 81 metascore on Metacritic.

Established in Fall 2018, UMPI’s Salmagundi Film Series focuses on a new film each month followed by a conversation about the subject matter. The series is held on the second Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted, and was created to show a wide range of films and to provide an opportunity for people to discuss their thoughts on the film. Loosely translated, Salmagundi means “a little bit of everything” and it was the name of UMPI’s school newspaper back in 1909. Partial funding for this film series presentation is proudly supported by the UMPI Library.

Later this semester, the series will present Hidden Figures on March 12 and Paper Tigers on April 23.

To learn more about The Hate U Give, visit the official film website at https://www.thehateugive.com/home/. For more information about this screening, contact Gayla Shaw at 207-768-9452 or email umpi@maine.edu.