Dramatically relentless and emotionally shattering, it brings news from a turbulent past that casts a baleful light on America's troubled present.
— Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
Director: Kathryn Bigelow (Academy Award winning director of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty)
In the summer of 1967, 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.
- Please join us at the Wednesday, 6:30pm screening for a special introduction from Todd Shaw. Todd Shaw is an Associate Professor of Political Science at USC, his book Now is the Time: Detroit Black Politics and Grassroots Activism, examines strategies of social activism in post- Civil Rights movement Detroit. Drawing on his research, Professor Shaw will elaborate upon and contextualize the civil unrest depicted in Lathryn Bigelow’s film