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Now that “Kings” has premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, Kathryn Bigelow is no longer the only female, non-African-American director to make a 2017 movie about a major black uprising in an inner city. Bigelow and “Detroit” have been joined by Turkish-French director Deniz Gamze Erguven, whose film deals with the 1992 Los Angeles riots that began when four Lapd officers were acquitted in the videotaped beating of Rodney King. Like “Detroit,” “Kings” drops us in the middle of a conflagration caused by years of harsh treatment and growing anger – and like “Detroit,” it mixes in news footage from »


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