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LA 92

Directed by Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 114 Minutes World Premiere
Few images are seared into the American consciousness like the beating of Rodney King at the hands of four white Los Angeles police officers and the riots after the officers’ acquittal in the spring of 1992. The unrest, sparked by a verdict many viewed as yet another example of judicial indifference to law enforcement’s harassment of Los Angeles’s African American population, lasted for six days. The widespread looting, arson, and assaults were all captured by TV news and broadcast to a shocked nation. By the time the violence was quelled, more than fifty people had lost their lives and over $1 billion dollars in damage had been done to South Central Los Angeles and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Twenty-five years after the verdict, Academy Award®-winning directors Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin (Undefeated) draw on archival news images and unseen footage to craft an in-depth portrait of those riots and the tempestuous relationship between Los Angeles’s African American community and those charged with protecting it.

—Jason Gutierrez
About the Director(s)
Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin have been collaborating since 2007 and are co-directors, co-editors and co-cinematographers of the feature-length documentary, Undefeated which won the Academy Award® for Best Feature Documentary in 2012.

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    Spotlight Documentary
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Cast & Credits
  • Composer:
    Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans
  • Producers:
    Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn, Sarah Gibson
  • Director:
    Dan Lindsay, TJ Martin
  • Executive Producer:
    Tim Pastore, Matt Renner
  • Editor:
    TJ Martin, Scott Stevenson, Dan Lindsay
  • Co-Producer:
    Ben Piner

  • Press Contact
    Shelby Kimlick
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
    Phone: 323 933 3399
  • US Sales Contact
    John Sloss
    Cinetic Media
    New York, NY 10001
    Phone: 212 204 7979
  • Print Source
    Jennifer Bond
    National Geographic
    Washington, DC 20036
    Phone: 202 912 3223
  • International Sales Contact
    John Sloss
    Cinetic Media
    New York, NY 10001
    Phone: 212 204 7979


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