Film

Detroit

Director
Kathryn Bigelow
Certificate
15
Running Time
143 mins

The Oscar-winning Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker team of director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal turn their attention to a true story closer to home: one of the biggest race riots in US history.

It’s the summer of 1967 and things ain’t all peace’n’love in Motor City. In the wake of the racially charged 12th Street Riot, three black men are beaten to death by the cops at the Algiers motel. Surprise – all three cops and one private security guard who were charged with conspiracy and murder were subsequently found not guilty. Bigelow’s cast includes Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega, Anthony Mackie (Falcon in the Avengers flicks), John Krasinski (Jim from the US version of The Office) and the now 24-year-old Will Poulter (is it really 10 years since Son of Rambow?).

By robin askew, Monday Jul 24, 2017

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