Detroit vividly brings to life a forgotten episode of American history. Director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal, who both won Academy Awards for The Hurt Locker, set their focus on what happened during the steaming hot summer of 1967. Residents broke out into open rebellion and the city of Detroit was placed under curfew. Amidst the chaos, even as the Michigan National Guard patrolled the streets, three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Motel.
In our exclusive featurette, John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Will Poulter, Algee Smith and filmmakers Bigelow and Boal talk about the eye-opening value of the movie and its potential to get people talking about issues that are still unresolved today. The conversation starts when Detroit opens in select theaters on July 28 and nationwide on August 4.