Irish Film Institute -DETROIT


Director: Kathryn Bigelow

143 mins, 2017, USA, Digital

This film was released on Friday 25th  August 2017 and is no longer screening. 

This film has been classified 15A.

This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

As the Black Lives Matter movement continues to draw attention to institutional racism in the US police force, the new film from Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) is a timely account of events occurring during the racially motivated 1967 Detroit riot.

It focuses on the Algiers Motel incident, in which three black men were killed by members of the police force and National Guard after the sound of a starter pistol being fired was mistaken for actual gunfire. Security guard Melvin Dismukes (John Boyega) is on the scene as the task force storms the Motel, and becomes caught up in the subsequent investigation and numerous related trials in Bigelow’s robust and gripping work.

(Notes by Kevin Coyne.)

There will be an Open Captioned screening of Detroit on Tuesday, August 29th at 17.00 and Tuesday, September 5th at 20.00. All other screenings will be Audio Described.

Don’t forget we now schedule weekly.

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