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In the summer of 1967, rioting and civil unrest starts to tear apart the city of Detroit. Two days later, a report of gunshots prompts the Detroit Police Department, the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Army National Guard to search and seize an annex of the nearby Algiers Motel. Several policemen start to flout procedure by forcefully and viciously interrogating guests to get a confession. By the end of the night, three unarmed men are gunned down while several others are brutally beaten. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty).
Variety – “A drama as powerful as it is timely.”
New York Times – “The film’s struggle against simplification – against the sentimentality, wishful thinking and outright denial that defines most Hollywood considerations of America’s racial past – is palpable, almost heroic.”
San Francisco Chronicle – “It is designed to make you angry, and it does nothing to soften the blow or create some artificial uplift. But there is something about honesty that’s exhilarating.”
Detroit News – “It hurts, because it needs to. This is not a film about civic pride or the city’s comeback. We have to own this, and Bigelow highlights this ugly moment on its 50th anniversary. Yes, the city has moved on, but this incident still stings.”
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Rated R. Run time 2 hours 23 minutes.