Gallery: The Motor City Goes Hollywood for the Premiere of 'Detroit'

Just another typical Tuesday night in Detroit.

The Fox Theatre hosted the premiere of the new film "Detroit" on Tuesday night. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow of “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty” fame, the film stars John Boyega, Will Poulter, Agee Smith, Anthony Mackie and Hannah Murray.

The invitation event included the traditional red carpet and stars, along with Bigelow and screenwriter/producer Mark Boal.

“Detroit" tells the story of the Detroit riot in 1967 and the brutality at the annex of the Algiers Motel on Woodward Avenue, where three people were murdered and several beaten by Detroit police. Three officers were charged with murder but acquitted. 

Excerpts from a press conference Tuesday with the cast and the filmmakers is here. Our review is here.

Julie Hysell Delaney, a survivor of the Algiers Motel. (Photos by Jacob Meschke)

Martha Reeves (right) with unidentified person.

Michael Eric Dyson, academic, author and radio host, is a native Detroiter.

Actor Will Poulter plays a racist, violent cop.

Hannah Murray plays Algiers survivor Julie Hysel Delaney. 

The cast.
Actor Malcolm David Kelley.
Actor John Boyega plays a security guard.
Actor Joseph David-Jones poses with Entertainment Tonight Host Nischelle Turner.
Director/producer  Kathryn Bigelow.

Actor Leon Thomas III plays one of The Dramatics, a singing quartet.

Outside the Fox.
Actor Anthony Mackie talks about his Shinola watch to Entertainment Tonight.
Actor Algee Smith (left) with Larry Reed, who he plays in the film.

Inside the Fox before the movie screening.


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