Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore
Set amidst the riots of Detroit in the summer of ’67, Detroit tells the story of one of America’s darkest moments.
A police task-force raids a motel following reports of a sniper. When they fail to find him, the guests are subjected to a brutal onslaught of violence and racial hatred.
Bigelow, Academy Award winning director of The Hurt Locker, uses her immersive, powerful and visceral style to bring context to this historical episode, with extraordinary performances from John Boyega and Will Poulter.
David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 10th October 2017
Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)
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Tuesday’s audience for The Big Sick was the first to see the results of the recent project work – see update below. I myself saw Dunkirk the following afternoon, and the improved picture only added to the total sense of immersion that the film produced. Patrons were enthusiastically praising the film well after the final credits. There is a further chance to see Dunkirk on Wednesday 18 at 19:30.Thursday saw two screenings of our first Black History Month title, Daughters of the Dust.
This week’s offerings start off on Tuesday with our regular Babes in Arms screening of the delightful cat documentary Kedi. This film has proved very popular, with a sold out performance last month, so there is also another chance to see it next Saturday. On Tuesday evening, we have our second Black History Month feature, Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit, set during the race riots of 1967, and featuring standout performances for British actors John Boyega and Will Poulter. On Thursday we have two showings of Final Portrait, Stanley Tucci’s affectionate study of the last days of the great artist Alberto Giacometti, subject of a recent Tate Modern exhibition. Read more……….