Kathryn Bigelow’s first movie since “Zero Dark Thirty” in 2012 is “Detroit.” This is a movie based on the racially charged 12th Street Riot of 1967. Bigelow is not shy about tackling touchy subject matter, as she creates spaces with a masterful hand.
She’s the first and only woman to win Best Director and Best Picture for “The Hurt Locker” during the 82nd Academy Awards in 2010. Bigelow outdid herself a few years later with “Zero Dark Thirty,” which follows the mission of Seal Team Six in the assassination of Osama Bin Laden in 2011. I feel that “Zero Dark Thirty” was a better movie than “The Hurt Locker,” which I also liked very much.
A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizen uprisings in United States history. The story is centred around the Algiers Motel incident, which occurred in Detroit, Michigan on July 25, 1967, during the racially charged 12th Street Riot. It involves the death of three black men and the brutal beatings of nine other people: seven black men and two white women.
The new Kathryn Bigelow movie stars John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, and Jack Reynor.
“Detroit” hits theaters on August 4.