Detroit, and Q&A with Kathryn Bigelow

With a credit-sequence preamble featuring Jacob Lawrence's epic painted works that make up "The Migration Series", Academy Award winners Kathryn Bigelow (director) and Mark Boal (writer) have created a work that thrusts us into the heart of racial conflict and mistrust in America. This is a country that has yet to fully absorb and address the inequities that face Black communities from the rural South to the urban North, and Detroit leverages one of the most visceral moments in recent history (the Detroit riots of 1967) to drive that home. With riveting performances by an ensemble cast that includes John Boyega, Jason Mitchell, and Anthony Mackie, Bigelow reminds us why she is one of the most vital directors working today.  


A Q&A with director Kathryn Bigelow follows the screening.

Detroit. 2017. USA. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. 143 min. Courtesy of Annapurna Films.


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This film program is organized by Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, and Sean Egan, producer, film exhibitions and projects, the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

The Hammer Museum’s presentation is made possible by The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.
Media sponsorship is provided by The Hollywood Reporter. Additional media support is provided by Time Out L.A.