Actor John Boyega speaks onstage at the Detroit special screening at the Crosby Street Hotel on July 27, 2017 in New York City.

Actor John Boyega speaks onstage at the Detroit special screening at the Crosby Street Hotel on July 27, 2017 in New York City.

It’s time for another meeting of the 1A Movie Club!

This month, we see “Detroit,” a historical drama from Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow starring John Boyega, Anthony Mackie and John Kransinski. It depicts events that led up to a violent riot in 1967 when tensions between the Motor City’s African-American community and law enforcement boiled over, leaving three black men dead and many more injured.

The film is rated highly on Rotten Tomatoes, but what did you think? Join us as we discuss (spoilers and all) the performances, the themes and the history in “Detroit.”

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Guests

  • John Horn Host, "The Frame" on KPCC; @jghorn
  • Herb Boyd Journalist; author, "Black Detroit"
  • Rochelle Riley Columnist, Detroit Free Press; author of “"The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery”
  • Jennifer Thomas Assistant professor, Department of Media, Journalism and Film at Howard University

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