LA 92
World Premiere

LA 92

Spotlight Documentary
| USA | 114 MINUTES | English
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

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin
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.
Dan Lindsay, TJ Martin
TJ Martin, Scott Stevenson, Dan Lindsay
Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans
Executive Producer
Tim Pastore, Matt Renner
Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn, Sarah Gibson
Ben Piner

Print Source
Jennifer Bond
National Geographic
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202 912 3223
US Sales Contact
John Sloss
Cinetic Media
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 2122047979
International Sales Contact
John Sloss
Cinetic Media
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 2122047979
Press Contact
Shelby Kimlick
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323 933 3399


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