A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest RACE riots in United States history. The story is centred around the Algiers Motel incident, which occurred in Detroit, Michigan on July 25, 1967, during the racially charged 12th Street Riot. It involves the death of three black men and the brutal beatings of nine other people: seven black men and two white women.
A concert scene was filmed at the Emerson Majestic Theater in Boston. It's part of Emerson University, which has taught many in the entertainment industry. See more »
In the film, The Algiers Motel is across a wooded city block, on a parallel street to the Great Lakes Mutual Insurance building being guarded by police and the National Guard. The troops and police can see the motel and the windows of the Annex house straight on, because the motel faces the front of that building. In real life, the Great Lakes building is right next door to the Algiers, on the same side of the same street. People in front of the building wouldn't have been able to see the front of the motel or the Annex house, at least not at the clear angle depicted in the film. No one in the Annex house would've been able to see the front of the Great Lakes building. See more »
You don't talk about this to anyone, ever.
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Kathryn Bigelow needs to go back to Directors school
Was Kathryn Bigelow getting paid per minute on this dragged out slow paced 143 minute mess? Was this filmed by a high school kid holding an iPhone? My eyes were going cross-eyed and I got a migraine 30 mins into this film with the idiotic shaky-cam, out of focus, and moronic unnecessary zoom-ins/outs. Kathryn Bigelow needs to go back to Directors school to learn how to direct the cameras to capture the moment (scene) properly, learn how to edit a film to a respectable length, and fasten the pace to keep the viewers attention. What a shame for such lost potential by stellar acting and a decent story (not the screenplay, it too needed work), the only two reasons I gave this film a 6 and not a 1/10
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