‘Detroit’ to play at the Capri

Critically acclaimed docu-drama “Detroit” plays on the big screen as a part of First Thursday Films @ the Capri.

The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, in collaboration with the Capri Theater and the Minnesota Historical Society, presents “Detroit,” with a discussion to follow led by David Grant.

The showing takes place at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Capri Theater, 2027 W. Broadway Ave., Minneapolis. Tickets to First Thursday Films are $5 and can be purchased in advance at www.mspfilm.org or at the door the night of the show.

Directed by Kathyrn Bigelow, the Academy Award-winning director of the films “Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Detroit” tells the gripping story of one of the most terrifying moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of 1967. The docu-drama centers on a group of rogue police officers who respond to a complaint with retribution, rather than justice, on their minds.

“Detroit” received both high praise and intense criticism when it was released. Twin Cities-based filmmaker, author, screenwriter and playwright Grant will lead a discussion following the showing. As a screenwriter, Grant has written for Russell Simmons’ Def Pictures, HBO and the Showtime Network, among many others. He also mentors screenwriting students as an adjunct faculty member in the Augsburg College MFA in Creative Writing program, and teaches screenwriting at Independent Feature Project North.

This screening of “Detroit” is one of several “First Thursdays” films this season shown in conjunction with “The 1968 Exhibit” at the Minnesota Historical Society.

The First Thursdays series continues in the new year beginning with “Crime and Punishment” on Jan. 3, “Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami,” on Feb. 7, and “Black Panther” on March 7.

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