Kathryn Bigelow’s New Film “Detroit” Explores 1967 Race Riots

Annapurna Pictures just released the first trailer and shots from their upcoming film ‘DETROIT,’ directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Ms. Bigelow is the first (and only) woman to win a best director Academy Award for her war drama “The Hurt Locker” (2010) set in Iraq. She went on to direct the controversial “Zero Dark Thirty” in 2012.

John Boyega stars in Ms. Bigelow’s new drama, “Detroit,” is set during the summer of 1967 and tells the story of the civil unrest that engulfed Detroit during that period. The movie re-teams her with Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal.

The release date is August 4, 2017.


Producers: Megan Ellison, Kathryn Bigelow, Matthew Budman, Colin Wilson and Mark Boal.

Cast: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, Ben O’Toole, Joseph David Jones, Ephraim Sykes, Leon Thomas III, Nathan Davis Jr., Peyton Alex Smith, Malcolm David Kelley, Gbenga Akinnabve, Chris Chalk, Jeremy Strong, Laz Alonzo, Austin Hebert, Miguel Pimentel, Kris Davis, with John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie.


2 responses to “Kathryn Bigelow’s New Film “Detroit” Explores 1967 Race Riots”

  1. Paula Avatar

    She is the first woman to win a ~Best Director~ Oscar…many women have won Academy Awards.

  2. Paula Schwartz Avatar
    Paula Schwartz

    You are absolutely right- and of course I knew that. (This is what happens when you don’t have an extra pair of eyes looking over your work.) She is not only the first female director to win a best director Oscar, she is the only one, which is disgraceful.

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