Kathryn Bigelow Dives Into Race Violence With The DETROIT Trailer

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Kathryn Bigelow Dives Into Race Violence With The DETROIT Trailer

Kathryn Bigelow is, without reservation, one of the very finest filmmakers we have here in the western world and - never one to shy away from difficult subject - the Hurt Locker director is looking deep into the heart of American racial politics and violence with the upcoming Detroit.

Set in the midst of the riots that rocked Detroit in the summer of 1967, John Boyega and Will Poulter are the most recognizable faces in what looks to be a sprawling - and impressive - cast here. In terms of approach I am very much reminded of The Hurt Locker - of course - and films such as Yann Demange's '71, a film that - like this one - tackled a dark piece of history and embraced large scale action sequences and technical wizardry to give the story the appropriate scale without ever become beholden to that action or wizardry, instead keeping the focus purely on the human drama.

Will this provoke controversy? Of course it will, and I very much do not recommend reading the comments thread on the trailer post over at YouTube if you want to preserve any sort of optimism for the general state of humanity. It also looks very, very good and completely up to the challenge of the controversy it will stir up. Check it out below.

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  • Wjr.

    I look forward to Kathryn Bigelow next film , it looks to a very intense historical drama, she has a good eye for detail in her in films.

  • chuck

    Queue the "white person directing a 'black' film" drama in 3...2....1...

    Or I'm guessing that is what everyone did on the Youtube comments section already!

  • ToryK

    Nah. I haven't looked, but I imagine it's people comparing black folks to apes and the like.

  • Ding, ding.

  • ManateeAdvocate

    Well I love Kathryn Bigelow's works and this looks stellar.

    YouTube comments are the epitome of internet cancer.

  • One-Eye

    Yeah, let's racially agitate more for another Oscar.

    To see this done perfectly watch Paul Greengrass's phenomenal BLOODY SUNDAY.

  • ManateeAdvocate

    I have sadly never seen Bloody Sunday. Thanks for the reminder.

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