Detroit 143 mins

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From Kathryn Bigelow, the Academy Award winning director of THE HURT LOCKER and ZERO DARK THIRTY, comes the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the 1960s.

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.

4stars

"Each actor inhabits their role with a precision and mettle that means even in the depths of confusion, the complex group dynamics are easy to read." THE TELEGRAPH UK

"Detroit, by contrast, is purely a story of villains and victims, a horror movie made all the more horrible by the fact that it is true." THE ATLANTIC

"One of the most important films you'll see this year." THE SUN

"Bigelow's latest is a harrowing and utterly gripping pressure cooker of a film that thrusts you into a nightmare from which many, sadly, are still unable to wake." INDIE LONDON

"Delivers a visceral punch to the gut that will leave you shaking with anger and frustration." INEWS.CO.UK

4stars
"A gruelling, nightmarish, ferociously vivid riot epic that recreates one of the darkest chapters in American history. Unflinching, unmissable and terrifyingly pertinent."
EMPIRE
"This is no comforting drama of social protest. It's closer to a hair-trigger historical nightmare, one you can't tear yourself away from."
VARIETY
Starts Thu 9 Nov at:
Cinema Paradiso