The 24th (2020)

Aug 21, 2020 | Drama, General Film, History, War

Director: Kevin Willmott

Writer(s): Kevin Willmott, Trai Byers

Starring: Trai Byers, Bashir Salahuddin, Aja Naomi King, Mo McRae, Tosin Morohunfola, Mykelti Williamson, Thomas Haden Church, Lorenzo Yearby, Cuyle Carvin, Jim Klock, Cranston Johnson, Tony Demil, Joseph Lee Anderson, Derek Russo, Tyshon Freeman, Tanya Chisholm, Michael Rose, Bruce McKinnon, Troy Rudeseal, Matt Burke, Rhoda Griffis, Sean Michael Weber, Craig Pearman, Myke Holmes, Gabriel Yarborough, Adrian Allen, Wray Anthony, Jason Battle, Anthony Bryant, Anthony Carrasquillo, Chevy Lamont Cofield, David Crary, David Danielewicz, Jessica Nicole Donoso, Brent Moorer Gaskins, Marion Hollingsworth Jr., David A. Jackson, Matteo Kane, Jalin Kelly, Ernest McKoy, Amanda Medina, Mickey Mikes, Duvale Murchison, Christopher W. Norris, Matt Norris, W. Keith Scott, Amen-Rah Searles, D. Reride Smith, Charles Strickland, Edward Wiley, Ron Blake, Arve Byrd, Keith D Dooley, Quasheem D. Herring, Jeffrey Kimble, Donald Norris Jr., Trey, Rodney Williams

Synopsis: The 24th tells the 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 lasted two hours and led to the death of nine civilians, four policemen and two soldiers. It resulted in the largest murder trial in history, which sentenced a total of 19 men to execution, and 41 to life sentences. READ REVIEW

Release Date: August 21, 2020 (USA) | Length: 101 min | Genre: Drama, History, War | MPAA Rating: Unknown

Note: This film was suppose to premiere at SXSW on March 15, 2020 but the festival was cancelled. Unable to identify Trey.