Starring: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, Ben O’Toole, John Krasinski, Anthony Mackie
Story: Crime drama directed by Kathryn Bigelow in which the story is set against the backdrop of Detroit’s 1967 riots, one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit during that summer.
The movie is centered 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.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
News Reporter: Here in Detroit, a city of war, on the city’s west side, a one hundred fifty block area is off limits to everybody. US Army Paratroopers, National Guardsman, state and local police are continuing the fight against a handful of snipers.
[whilst on duty at work; answering a call]
Melvin Dismukes: Hello? Oh, everything is fine. No trouble here. I’ll sleep when they stop riding.
[to some soldiers]
Melvin Dismukes: Hey, fellas. I’m the VM guard behind that grocery store across the street. I’ve come bearing gifts.
[he gives them some coffee]
Soldier: Thank you. You got any sugar?
Melvin Dismukes: Ah, don’t push it, man.
Man’s Voice: It’s a war zone out there. They’re destroying the city.
Man on Bus: Woh, hey, y’all seeing this? Hey, look, we’re not so far from The Algiers. Let’s just go there until all this blows over.
Man #1: When you’re black it’s almost like having a gun pointed at your face. It’s like this.
[he takes a gun and points it at his friend]
Man #1: Hey, boy! What you doing in my street?!
Man #2: Get that gun off me.
Man #1: Or what?
[he shoots the gun and it sets off the soldiers out in the street]
Melvin Dismukes: Who’s shooting?
Soldier: Shots fired. Shots fired. Near The Algiers Motel.
[the police surround The Algiers Motel]
Man #1: Hey, y’all, there’s a bunch of police outside right now.
[the start shooting at the building]
[to the people in the motel]
David Senak: Let’s not be stupid in this situation. You need to tell me where the gun is. I got all night, people.
David Senak: Tell me exactly what is going on here?
David Senak: You think we’re bluffing? We don’t bluff!
Melvin Dismukes: I need you to survive the night. Why is this happening?
Detroit is set to open in the US August 4, 2017.