Kathryn Bigelow
USA
2017
135
minutes
English
R

On the night of July 25-26, 1967, during Detroit’s “long, hot summer” of racial tension and racially charged riots, three young black men—Aubrey Pollard, Carl Cooper, and Fred Temple, each of them civilians—were murdered by white police in the Algiers Motel. Nearly a dozen other people were gravely injured in the same incident that has remained a painful chapter in contemporary American history.

In Detroit, director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty)’s latest film, this harrowing event unfolds in an incredible dramatization that is difficult to watch but impossible to ignore, given the firestorm political climate in the United States, the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the international conversation about police killings.

Preceded by Memorable Moments. 148 Front St 5-7pm. All access and VIP pass holders admitted. Complimentary snacks and beverages. Live music.