2017 | USA | R | 90 min.


State Theatre Sun, Jul 30, 2017 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Closing Night
Release Year:2017
Runtime:90 min.
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kathryn Bigelow
Produced by:Kathryn Bigelow
Mark Boal
Matthew Budman
Megan Ellison
Colin Wilson
Screenwriter:Mark Boal
Cinematography:Barry Ackroyd
Editing By:William Goldenberg
Harry Yoon
Cast:John Boyega
Will Poulter
Algee Smith
Jacob Latimore
Jason Mitchell


On the night of July 25, 1967, amidst the bloody turmoil of the Detroit uprising, a group of young men and women decided to duck into the Algiers Motel for the night in hopes of staying out of trouble. When their night of partying and playing around led to one of them jokingly firing a starter pistol, trouble came blasting through the windows and doors in the form of local and state police and National Guardsmen, all looking for a sniper. A horrifying and brutal chain of events followed, including several beatings and the death of three black teenagers. Piecing together the unbelievable but all-true events of that evening and its aftermath, Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Hurt Locker”) proves yet again that she is one of the greatest directors working today, delivering another riveting powerhouse of a film that still resonates strongly 50 years after the events it depicts. “Detroit’s” tour de force cast includes Anthony Mackie, John Krasinski, and John Boyega as a security guard desperate to defuse the situation. We are proud to conclude the festival with a film that no doubt will be one of the most talked about at TCFF XIII.

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