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DETROIT

KATHRYN BIGELOW'S GRITTY SLICE OF AMERICAN HISTORY

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By Charlie David Page
18th February 2018

In the summer of 1967, Detroit’s African American population was at the mercy of a white police force and discrimination in every aspect of their lives. The community was at breaking point, and a routine police raid on an unlicensed bar became the trigger for a city-wide riot. Detroit erupted into one of the largest citizen uprisings in U.S. history.

Reuniting director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal, the Oscar-winning team behind 'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'The Hurt Locker', Detroit zeroes in on one pivotal event during the civil unrest – the Algiers Motel Incident – a motel raid which spiralled out of control as police interrogated guests, ending in tragedy.

A brilliant ensemble cast including John Boyega ('Star Wars') and Anthony Mackie ('The Hurt Locker', 'Captain America') deliver heartfelt, dedicated performances portraying the real-life people before, during and after this defining moment in their lives. This gripping, intimate film is essential viewing – an urgent, masterful recreation of history with heartbreaking parallels to the present.

The 'Detroit' competition has now closed. Winners will be announced shortly.

Competition opens at 5pm AEDT on Sunday 18th February 2018 and closes at 11:59pm AEDT on Sunday 25th February 2018. Five winners will be chosen at random on Monday 26th February 2018. To successfully win, entrants must fulfil the above entry conditions before the time the competition closes. Current members/followers are eligible to enter the competition. Only one entry per person. Only one winner per household. To be a valid winner, the entrant must not have won a prize from SWITCH within the last 28 days. Each winner will receive one Blu-ray copy of 'Detroit'. By entering, you agree to receive occasional emails from SWITCH in the future. If you decide to unsubscribe from these updates, any further entries will not be applicable. Only Australian residents are eligible to enter.

'Detroit' is available on Blu-ray, Digital and DVD on Wednesday the 21st February 2018 from eOne.

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RELEASE DATE: 21/02/2018
RUN TIME: 2h 23m
CAST: John Boyega
John Krasinski
Will Poulter
Anthony Mackie
Algee Smith
Jason Mitchell
Hannah Murray
Jack Reynor
Ben O'Toole
Jacob Latimore
DIRECTOR: Kathryn Bigelow
WRITER: Mark Boal
PRODUCERS: Kathryn Bigelow
Mark Boal
Matthew Budman
Megan Ellison
Colin Wilson
www.DetroitMovie.com.au
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