Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Detroit movie costumes on display...

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Detroit, Michigan's 12th Street Riot in 1967, director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal are re-teaming to tell the story of the Algiers Motel incident, where three black men were killed by white police officers and nine more people badly beaten, during the racially-motivated riots that lasted five days.

Original film costumes from Detroit
Detroit movie costume exhibit
Detroit movie costumes
To publicise this period movie, which shines a light on another hidden piece of black history in America, these Detroit film costumes were photographed on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema on July 22, 2017.

Detroit movie billboard
Detroit movie billboard
Franchie Jamison-Tanchuck was responsible for designing the late 1960s wardrobe in this movie based on real-life events.

Costume worn by Algee Smith
as Larry Reed in Detroit
Algee Smith Detroit Larry Reed film costume
Detroit Larry Reed movie costume
Algee Smith Detroit Larry Reed costume
In the movie 'Larry Reed' is an up-and-coming Motown singer in the unsigned group the 'Dramatics'.

Costume worn by Anthony Mackie
as Greene in Detroit
Anthony Mackie Detroit Greene film costume
Anthony Mackie plays 'Greene' one of the men parting at the Algiers Motel.

Fans of the actor can also see his Falcon costume from Captain America: Civil War and his Pain & Gain movie costume on display.

Costume worn by John Boyega
as Melvin Dismukes in Detroit
John Boyega Detroit Melvin Dismukes costume
Dismukes Detroit security guard costume
In Detroit John Boyega plays a security guard who responds to shots fired at the motel and afterwards is under suspicion by the police of killing those involved because he was carrying a gun for his job.

Fans of John Boyega can also check out his Finn costume from Star Wars: the Force Awakens on display.

Costume worn by Jason Mitchell
as Carl in Detroit
Jason Mitchell Detroit Carl movie costume
Detroit Carl film costume
Jason Mitchell Detroit Carl costume
Jason Mitchell plays 17-year-old 'Carl' who makes the mistake of firing a starter pistol at the National Guard during the riot.

You can also check out his Eazy-E costume from Straight Outta Compton.

Plus for more film fashion from movies about black history, make sure you also check out these Selma movie costumes, these Loving movie costumes and these Hidden Figures film costumes.

Detroit movie billboard
Detroit film billboard

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