The 24th

America has just entered the Great War, but is refusing to send black troops into combat. Instead of heading to the front lines, the Twenty-Fourth Infantry is sent to Houston, Texas to oversee the construction of Camp Logan for the Illinois National Guard. William Boston is forced to choose between his love for a young woman and leading an attack by 156 African American soldiers on a brutal and racist police force. This incident lead to what is now called the Houston Riot of 1917.

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Credits

Director:

Kevin Willmott

Executive Producer:

Patrick Peach, Tony Grazia

Producer:

Jordan Fudge, Alexandra Milchan, Trai Byers, Kevin Willmott

Screenwriter:

Kevin Willmott, Trai Byers

Cinematographer:

Brett Pawlak

Editor:

Mollie Goldstein

Production Designer:

Jonathan Carlson

Sound Designer:

Steve "Major" Giammaria

Music:

Alex Heffes

Principal Cast:

Trai Byers, Bashir Salahuddin, Aja Naomi King, Mo McRae, Tosin Morohunfola, Mykelti Williamson, Thomas Haden Church

Contact

Publicity Contact:

Emilie Spiegel
emilie@cineticmedia.com
516-524-9392

Details

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Year:

2020

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Drama, History

Screening Section:

Narrative Spotlight

Screening Category:

Narrative Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

105 mins