Anthony Mackie

"Detroit" director, stars hope film spurs talk about race

The actors and filmmakers from "Detroit" walked the red carpet ahead of the film's premiere in its namesake city Tuesday evening and talked about their hope that it will spur conversation about attitudes toward race.

"(The film) created an opportunity to humanize the unthinkable and out of that, hopefully, creates empathy. And out of the empathy, perhaps, meaningful conversation can begin toward healing," director Kathryn Bigelow said of the drama about the deadly 1967 Detroit riot.

"Detroit" focuses on the Algiers Motel incident, a little-remembered event that took place almost exactly a half-century ago amid the uprising of African-Americans...

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