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From age 16 and up Offensive use of language Violence
Kathryn Bigelow, 2017 143 minutes John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell USA English 28 September 2017 Dutch

The new film by Kathryn Bigelow (THE HURT LOCKER, ZERO DARK THIRTY) tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of ‘67.

DETROIT is set against the backdrop of the Detroit riots of 1967, which were initiated by a police raid of an unlicensed bar in the city's Near West Side. The confrontations turned violent, resulting in the deaths of 43 people and leaving more than thousand people wounded as the riots lasted for five days. Bigelow's film focusses on one specific event that took place during the riots. On the night of July 25, 1967, 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 the death of three black teenagers.