August 16th, 2017 by PRatt
September 30, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

(US, 2017) Director: Kathryn Bigelow. Screenplay by Mark Boal.
Cast: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, John Krasinski, Anthony Mackie, Jason Mitchell.

Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, the writer and director of the Academy Award® winning Zero Dark Thirty, have made a fierce recreation of the 1967 Detroit riots, avoiding the easy liberal trap of assuming an eventual harmony. Set off by the harassment of a group of men in an illegal shop by police (and countless other incidents over the years), the city explodes with fire, violence, and, for a group of friends in the Algiers Motel, an inexcusable act of police brutality. But it’s not simply the police the film condemns; it’s a society that uses their force to maintain oppression. “Portray the world as it is, and you will find truth.” – actor John Boyega.

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