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LGBT Detroiters Invited to View, Discuss 'Detroit' Film

BY BTL STAFF

Members of the LGBT community will have the opportunity to view the film "Detroit," a 2017 American period crime drama directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal. The film is based on and is being released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Algiers Motel incident during Detroit's 1967 12th Street rebellion.

LGBT Detroiters are invited to the Bel Air Luxury Cinema at 10100 E. 8 Mile Road in Detroit at 4 p.m. on Aug. 6. Tickets are $7. Seating is available for 87 people. A voucher can be purchased prior to the film at 3:45 p.m. and is good for a free drink with purchase from the concession stand. Please RSVP to Dani Woods, the Detroit Police Department's LGBT Liaison Officer, at 313-400-4450.

On Aug. 8, LGBT Detroit will host a community gathering to discuss the film during the organization's Talk Tuesday event at 6 p.m. at 20025 Greenfield Road in Detroit. The conversation will be facilitated by Woods, Dr. Tim Retzloff, professor of the Department of History and Center for Gender in Global Context at Michigan State University, and Curtis Lipscomb, executive director of LGBT Detroit. Together, they will discuss the film's perspective of law enforcement and the LGBT presence of 1967. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit http://www.lgbtdetroit.org or connect with LGBT Detroit on Facebook.
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