A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest RACE riots 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 exterior of the Algiers Motel, including the neon sign and poolside scenes, were shot in Malden, MA. The pool was installed in a parking lot specifically for the movie. The pool was removed when the shooting ended and the parking lot was restored. See more »
The blood over Julie's eye changes slightly from one scene to the next. Most of the time, she has the same blood smear, but in one scene, the blood is on her eyelid when it isn't in the rest of the scenes. See more »
It's a war zone out there. They're destroying the city.
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The facts, not alternative facts but the facts. Once you have that then the artist comes and tells us, dramatizes, enlightens without distorting the facts. I was sweating when Detroit ended but I needed to go back and check the historical records of the events. The movie is a faithful depiction of the facts with the artistic eye of the amazing Kathryn Bigelow to illustrate them. The film will make you mad, it will desolate you and anger you and force you as an American to ask yourself, how can this possibly be?
Detroit as an artistic venture is a marvel with a cast of fantastic actors. Bravo!
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