Emmett Till was the face of the civil rights movement. His grotesquely mashed visage made that way by two redneck Mississippians remains the era's most brutal image. The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till
tells the tragic story: In 1955, Till, a 14-year-old from Chicago, was visiting family in Mississippi when he whistled at a white woman. He was later dragged from his bed by two white men and brutalized; his battered, barely recognizable body was discovered a few days later. The subsequent trial was a sham; the defendants (who later confessed to the murder) were acquitted by an all-white jury. This probing documentary prompted the Justice Department to reopen the case last year. Officials are now investigating charges of a conspiracy involving other people (the two men responsible for Till's death are dead).
Thu., Feb. 9, 7 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 11, 5:30 p.m.