In 1967, the city of Detroit burned. It never recovered.
In telling the story of those events, Detroit reunites director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal, the Oscar winning team behind The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. It’s set against the backdrop of the devastating Detroit riots that took place over five days in the Summer of 1967, after police raided an unlicensed bar in the city’s Near West Side. The confrontation between the police and citizens quickly turned violent, to the point where the Governor was forced to call in the National Guard. When the riots were all over, 43 people were dead, hundreds were injured, thousands were arrested, and many of the city’s buildings had been destroyed. As a result, the riots are widely known as one of the largest citizen uprisings in the United States’ history.
A brilliant ensemble cast including John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Will Poulter (The Revenant), and Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker, Captain America) portray the real-life people before, during and after this defining moment in their lives. MA15+ from Nov 9.
Check out the stunning trailer here.
“Easily among the most essential films of the year.”
Time Out New York
“Daring, sophisticated. Detroit is an audacious, nervy work of art. In scale, scope and the space it offers for a long-awaited moral reckoning, it’s nothing less than monumental.”
The Washington Post
“Bigelow is a master of timebomb cinema and its portentous, tick-tocking rhythms.”
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