While all filmmakers have a point of view, I think if there were any biases in "16 Shots," they are not overt, and I appreciated that. Of course there is no doubt that some people will disagree with this previous statement. This film covers an extremely polarizing event that took place in Chicago, and I recognize that it's hard to stay politically neutral. I consider myself pro-police, but I also thought the shooting of Laquan McDonald was dead wrong.
The other interesting tidbit in this movie was seeing a pre-Jussie Smollett version of Kim Foxx.
A documentary examining the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke and the cover-up that ensued. After the police initially declared the shooting as justified, journalists and activists fought for footage of the event to be released, sending the Chicago Police Department and local Chicago government officials into upheaval as the community demanded justice. —SHOWTIME
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October 22, 2021 at 03:38 PM