Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 — Trailer

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added: Thu, Mar 23rd '17

From Academy Award winner John Ridley, the screenwriter of "12 Years a Slave" and the creator of the anthology series "American Crime," comes a new two-hour primetime documentary for ABC, which is taking an in-depth look at the events that led up to the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.

"Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992" goes beyond the infamous Rodney King verdict as it delves into the decade prior to the L.A. riots, chronicling the deteriorating relationship and escalating tensions between the Los Angeles Police Department (led by controversial police chief Daryl Gates) and the inner-city black community during the 1980s and early 90s.

Featuring brand-new interviews with the people who lived it and archival news footage with the joint participation of ABC News, "Let It Fall" will be released in select theaters on April 21st and is set to air on Friday, April 28th, which marks the 25th anniversary of the historical civil unrest, which was triggered by the acquittals of four LAPD officers who were videotaped beating a black motorist, named Rodney King.

synopsis:
John Ridley's "Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992" is the feature documentary that looks at the years and events leading up to the April 1992 riots after the Rodney King verdict, featuring exclusive interviews with eyewitnesses and people directly involved in the events from diverse neighborhoods across the city, including black, white, Hispanic, Korean, and Japanese Americans.

 

directed by   John Ridley

release date   April 21, 2017 (in select theaters), April 28, 2017 (airing on ABC)

 
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