Win a double pass to 'Detroit'
In the summer of 1967, Detroit’s African American population was at the mercy of a white police force and discrimination in every aspect of their lives. The community was at breaking point, and a routine police raid on an unlicensed bar became the trigger for a city-wide riot. Detroit erupted into one of the largest citizen uprisings in U.S. history.
Re-uniting director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal, the Oscar-winning team behind Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker, this film zeroes in on one pivotal event during the civil unrest – the Algiers Motel Incident – a motel raid which spiralled out of control as police interrogated guests, ending in tragedy.
A brilliant ensemble cast including John Boyega (Star Wars), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker, Captain America) and Will Poulter (The Revenant) deliver heartfelt, dedicated performances portraying the real-life people before, during and after this defining moment in their lives. This gripping, intimate film is essential viewing – an urgent, masterful recreation of history with heartbreaking parallels to the present.
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