Showing: 25 August 2017 until 07 September 2017
From the Academy Award winning director of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, Detroit tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of ‘67.
Kathryn Bigelow’s tense crime drama stars John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Will Poulter (The Revenant), Algee Smith (Earth to Echo) and Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton).
The film is 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 over, 43 people were dead, hundreds were injured, thousands were arrested, and many of the city’s buildings had been destroyed.
Detroit explores the systemic racism that led to arguably one of the most destructive civil disturbances in the history of the United States.
The film marks the third collaboration between Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, who won an Oscar in 2010 for his screenplay for The Hurt Locker and received an additional nomination for his work on Zero Dark Thirty.
"A gruelling, nightmarish, ferociously vivid riot epic that recreates one of the darkest chapters in American history. Unflinching, unmissable and terrifyingly pertinent." - SIMON CROOK, EMPIRE MAGAZINE