Vertical Entertainment has released its highly anticipated film, The 24th, on-demand for your viewing pleasure.
About The Film:
When The 24th begins, a group of Black soldiers is stationed in Houston, Texas, in 1917, working on construction projects. One of them, William Boston (Trai Byers), who was educated at the Sorbonne, has high ideals for helping to elevate his fellow soldiers and their race as a whole. The regiment’s White commanding officer, Col. Norton (Thomas Haden Church) offers to send Boston for officer training, but he refuses; he doesn’t want to be separated into an elite.
The other men (especially a jaded, older sergeant, and a romantic rival) don’t trust Boston at first, but he gradually wins them over. The soldiers are harassed by the local White population, including the police force. Tensions come to a head when a soldier tries to defend a Black citizen from brutal police officers, which leads to armed conflict between the Black soldiers and White mobs.
The film is based on a true story: Eleven civilians and four police officers were killed in the conflict. Four soldiers died by friendly fire, and one by suicide. Nineteen soldiers were later executed after being court-martialed.
Trai Byers, Thomas Haden Church, Bashir Salahuddin, Aja Naomi King, Mo McCrae, and Mykelti Williamson.
Watch The Trailer:
I definitely plan to check out this film!
How about you?