The 24th tells the incredibly powerful and timely true story of the all-black Twenty-Fourth United States Infantry Regiment, and the Houston Riot of 1917. The Houston Riot was a mutiny by 156 African American soldiers in response to the brutal violence and abuse at the hands of Houston police officers. The riot, which lasted two hours, led to the death of nine civilians, four policemen and two soldiers and resulted in the largest murder trial in history, which sentenced a total of nineteen men to execution, and forty-one men to life sentences. The cast includes Trai Byers (Empire), Thomas Haden Church (Divorce), and Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away with Murder). Kevin Willmott, the director and writer also penned BlacKkKlansman and Da 5 Bloods.
This film is available across the US and its territories.
|Country, Year||United States, 2020|
|Writer||Kevin Willmott, Trai Byers|
|Cast||Trai Byers, Bashir Salahuddin, Aja Naomi King|
|Producer||Trai Byers, Jordan Fudge, Alexandra Milchan, Kevin Willmott, Tony Grazia, Patrick Peach|
|Runtime||101 MINS, SECS|