The Civil Rights era has played a major role in shaping the history of the United States. When you think of the Civil Rights era there are many events that come to mind such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott or the March on Washington. Unfortunately, there are many untold stories of that era as well.
One of those untold stories is of the police raid that rocked Detroit.
“Detroit” tells the story of untold true events that occurred during a police raid during the summer of 1967. The film commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the event that caused the largest uprising in United States history. The film centers around an incident that occurred at the Algiers Motel during the 12th Street Riots.
The Summer Of 67
The incident claimed the lives of three black men, and caused the brutal beatings of seven black men along with two white women. “Detroit” will showcase the people who witnessed the events first hand. All the terrifying moments will be told in this movie, and nothing will be held back.
The film was directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal. Megan Ellison, Kathryn Bigelow, Matthew Budman, Colin Wilson, and Mark Boal served as producers on the project. The movie stars John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, Ben O’Toole, Joseph David Jones,Ephraim Sykes, Leon Thomas III, Nathan Davis Jr., Peyton Alex Smith, Malcolm David Kelley, Gbenga Akinnabve, Chris Chalk, Jeremy Strong, Laz Alonzo, Austin Herbert, Miguel Pimentel, Kris Davis, John Krasinski, and Anthony Mackie.
Annapurna Pictures will make their distribution debut as the movie hits theaters on August 4, 2017. In the meantime, you can checkout the trailer for the anticipated movie below.
So, what are your thoughts? Were you aware of this Civil Rights moment? Will you be at the box office on August 4th? Let me know in the comments.
Written By: Ronda Brooks