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Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit will screen at the Italian capital’s biggest film festival later this year, organizers of the Rome Film Fest said Monday.
“It is an extraordinary new film from a great director,” said fest director Antonio Monda. “It is a great honor to present a film of this quality.”
The film details the Algiers Motel incident in July of 1967 during the 12th Street Riot in Detroit, resulting in the murder of three black men. Written by Academy Award winner Mark Boal, Detroit stars John Boyega, Will Poulter, Jacob Latimore, Jack Reynor and Hannah Murray.
Bigelow is the first and only woman to win an Academy Award for best director for her film The Hurt Locker.
Detroit opened stateside July 28 before rolling out nationally this weekend. The film will continue to open internationally throughout the fall.
The Rome Film Fest takes place Oct. 26-Nov. 5. Confirmed guests include David Lynch, Chuck Palahniuk and Vanessa Redgrave.
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