Detroit (2017)

Genres - Drama, Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Police Drama, Urban Drama  |   Release Date - Jul 28, 2017 (USA - Limited), Aug 4, 2017 (USA)  |   Run Time - 143 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and screenwriter Mark Boal reteam for this docudrama about the Detroit race riots of July 1967, which engulfed the city for five days after the public were outraged by the brutality of a police raid on an unlicensed bar. The film eventually zeros in on one particular incident at the Algiers Motel, where a group of black men and white women were terrorized (and some killed) by police officers. John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Anthony Mackie, Jason Mitchell, Jack Reynor, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, and John Krasinski star.

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evidence-false, oppression, race-relations, racism, racist, riot [uprising], urban-problems