PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School,
Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starring John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jason Mitchell, John Krasinski & Anthony Mackie
Detroit is a drama based on real events during the 1967 Detroit Riots: that summer, one of the largest riots in the history of the USA erupted in Detroit, Michigan. The event which sparked it off was relatively small-scale- the raiding of an unlicenced club frequented by African-Americans – but the kindling was centuries of oppression by arrogant white forces. The anger hit breaking point and over five days the city burned; 43 were killed and hundreds more were injured.
Kathryn Bigelow, the Oscar- winning director of THE HURT LOCKER, and the first woman to win this award, depicts these days in a gripping fictionalised reconstruction of those momentous days. “This is an urgent, maddening, superbly made film and its relevance to what is happening right now in America could not be clearer” Olly Richards The Telegraph.