Detroit, MI – ‘Detroit’ 1967 riot film to debut at Fox Theater in red-carpet premier

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on July 25, 2017 at 3:16 pm


From The Hollywood adaptation of one of the most infamous moments in Detroit’s history – the 1967 riot – will screen nationwide Aug. 4.

But a select few will be in line to see the movie on Tuesday at The Fox Theater during the Detroit world premiere.

The event beings at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The screening, however, is an exclusive red-carpet affair with an invite-only guest list, according to Annapurna Pictures, the studio producing “Detroit.”

That list of stars expected at the premier includes John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Anthony Mackie (of Marvel Studios movie fame), Jason Mitchell, Jacob Latimore and Will Poulter.

Director Kathryn Bigelow also plans to attend. The Oscar-winning director also steered “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”

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This new film was filmed mostly in Boston MA not Detroit Mich. While the old news film that is used was shot in Detroit in the 60’s It was a big loss to all the film tech people in the Detroit Mich area that they filmed It way out of town,they lost the needed film work.

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