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Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the Michigan National Guard patrolled the streets, three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Motel.
MPAA rating: R; for strong violence and pervasive language.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
ISBN: 9786317026346
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (143 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
widescreen (1.85:1),24 fps,rda
video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
Alternative Title: Detroit (Motion picture : 2017)


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Mar 18, 2018

“This may be the point that racist violence reduces its victims to an atrocious nothingness. But the unrelenting atrocity, so lacking in dramatic or emotional modulation, becomes numbing.” I copied that from Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor because I couldn’t have said it better. Hate, violence, cruelty is wrong. A person in power inflicting it is a horrible dickhead. But, there was a cap gun fired. I like these kind of docudramas that show the real people at the end and what happened to them.

Mar 05, 2018

Gets you in the guts, we were calling for justice with outrage nearly all the way through.....and loud! Kathryn Bigelow knows how to put a movie together, this is one good movie.....

Mar 02, 2018

I don’t think this movie was only about racism. When I was a young white boy, I had run-ins with the police similar to what was seen in this movie. Not nearly as intense of course – I was never struck or shot, but the Minneapolis police bullied me repeatedly in the 1950s. They didn’t think a 15 year old (legal age to get a license back then) should be driving a car.
The bullies in the movie were picking mostly on people of color but what makes so many join the police force is the anger and need to abuse anybody. That hasn’t changed. Police may shoot unarmed citizens with no danger of conviction. Look at the cop that shot Philando Castile, or the black cop that shot the Australian women – not guilty.
The movie brought the anger of the pigs home. What we need to do is disarm the police force, Like the British Bobbies were for so long.

Feb 28, 2018

Almost too painful to watch. Heartbreaking story based on real events.

Feb 26, 2018

It is not the story of Motown Detroit but about the climate of racism in 1967 when "This was a city that at the point had grown to nearly 40% African American and yet had a police force that was 95% white" and the trial in 1970 by "an all-white jury" involving fatal shooting of black men by the police; brought to you by Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker 2008 and Zero Dark Thirty 2012.) Should be on our library's "Black History Month" movie lists.

Feb 19, 2018

A very heavy movie to watch. It reminded me how much things have changed but that there are still racial issues. I was 25 when the Detroit riots were taking place and the news was not like it is today. The only news we paid attention to was the Vietnam war.

Feb 12, 2018

Very well done - very hard movie to watch.
The reality of this event makes me sick to my stomach, be prepared.

Jan 29, 2018

... Just to think, here we are, over 400 year's later...and nothing's changed. I feel so empty right now I don't even have the tears to cry for my own people anymore, there's just a hole where my soul should be.

Jan 25, 2018

Growing up in Chicago, one would be taking their life in their hands if they were to visit the Southside. Still hasn't changed. This movie is about black racists against people of other races.

Jan 22, 2018

Detroit was a very emotional movie for me. It was of course based on true events. Even with the dramatization of the film there is no doubt that events like the ones depicted in the film happened in Detroit and other parts of the country. The actors really owned there characters. The layout, visualization and effects of the film helped bring the film to life, as if you were in the midst of it all. It depicted how life was during that era for many African Americans in the country. I would recommend for anyone who is interested in learning about racial tensions in America to watch the film.

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Feb 26, 2018

You shot him in the back.
-Right. He was... He was running away from me. Where else do you
want me to shoot?
My point was him being no threat to you.
-In hindsight, but I'm thinking, ...why is he running away from me, ...if all he did was steal some groceries? What if he killed somebody in that grocery store? He's avoiding the police. What do you assume from that?
You don't assume. If he had a weapon in his hand, that's another story. We don't shoot for robberies.
-Detective, you know it's a war zone out there, right? Yeah. 10th had to shut down. They're destroying the city. We're facilitating that with the message we send, ...which is that it's okay, go ahead, burn down your houses, ...rob a store. It's total chaos. And... Where does that lead us long term, Detective?


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