Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Highly-Anticipated "Detroit" Premieres In Detroit!

By Darlene Donloe

The premiere of the highly-anticipated drama, Detroit, was held at the legendary Fox Theater in non other than the Motor City. Several members of the cast was in attendance at the social event of the season.

Detroit is the riveting true story of one of the most terrifying moments during the racially-charged civil uprising that choked the city of Detroit in the summer of '67, had its star-studded premiere in the Motor City.

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker/Zero Dark Thirty) and written by Mark Boal, Detroit opens in select cities on July 28, 2017. (The opening date was changed from August 4)

The film is about the murder of three unarmed black men who were shot and killed at point blank range, and about several other men and women who were mentally tortured and brutally beaten by white members of the Detroit Police Department after they and the Michigan State Police, the Michigan Army National Guard and a local private security guard searched and then seized an annex of the Algiers Motel after reports of gunshots being fired.

The film stars Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Anthony Mackie, John Boyega, Will Poulter, Jason Mitchell, Chris Chalk, Tyler James Williams, Peyton Alexander Smith, Laz Alonso, Ben O'Toole, Jack Reynor, Joseph David-Jones, Leon Thomas, Miguel Pimentel, Ephraim Sykes, Samira Wiley, Malcolm David Kelley, Nathan Davis Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Hannah Murray, Austin Hebert, John Krasinski and Jeremy Strong.

Photo by Darlene Donloe
John Boyega
Algee Smith and John Boyega

Tyler James Williams
Laz Alonso
Anthony Mackie
Malcolm David Kelley
Kaitlyn Dever, Jacob Latimore and Kathryn Bigelow
The cast of "Detroit." (l-r) Miguel Pimentel, Joseph David-Jones, Algee Smith,
Nathan Davis Jr., Tyler James Williams, Malcolm David Kelley and Will Poulter
The real Melvin Dismukes played by John Boyega
Photo by Darlene Donloe
(l-r) Algee Smith, Larry Cleveland Reed and screenwriter Mark Boal
Ben O'Toole
Algee Smith and Larry Cleveland Reed
Photo taken by Darlene Donloe
Motown legend and former Detroit City Councilwoman Martha Reeves
Photo by Darlene Donloe
Jacob Latimore and Algee Smith play Fred Temple and Larry Cleveland Reed in "Detroit"
Larry Cleveland Reed
Will Poulter

Photo credits: Eric Charbonneau
except where Darlene Donloe is credited

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