Let it Fall: L.A. 1982-1992

Searing images and interviews drive [this] cogent...reconstruction of how escalating tensions finally erupted in all-out chaos on the streets of L.A.

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Let it Fall: L.A. 1982-1992

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. It will be released in theaters on April 21 on both coasts. This film marks ABC News’ first theatrical production and release.

Let It Fall was produced in partnership with ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions. It is pegged to the 25th tragde-versary of the uprising.

Let it Fall features 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.

John Ridley won an Oscar® for writing “12 Years a Slave” and is the creator, director, and executive producer of ABC’s Emmy-winning series “American Crime."

The documentary was also produced by Jeanmarie Condon, marking her first theatrical production. Other producers on
Let it Fall include Fatima Curry and Melia Patria. The editor is Colin Rich. The film also has an original score from Mark Isham.
Genre
Documentary, African-American Experience, History, Los Angeles
Runtime
144
Language
English
Director
John Ridley
FEATURED REVIEW
S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media

Parents need to know that 'Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992' is a passionate, important documentary about the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, six days of chaos -- triggered by an heinous act of police brutality -- that left more than 50 people dead. Using interviews with people who were ...

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