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LA 92 (2017)

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Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, LA 92 immerses viewers in that tumultuous period through stunning and rarely seen archival footage. Produced by two-time Oscar winner Simon Chinn and Emmy winner Jonathan Chinn and directed by Oscar winners Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin, the film looks at the events of 1992 from a multitude of vantage points, bringing a fresh perspective to a pivotal moment that reverberates to this day.

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A taut and commanding primer.

April 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Thanks in part to excellent editing and a subtly gripping score by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans, the doc never lags during its nearly two-hour running time.

April 23, 2017 | Full Review…

Gives a full sense of the anarchy and rage of the post-King verdict days, thrusting us fully and disturbingly into events in very much of a You Are There manner.

April 20, 2017 | Full Review…

A city's pain gets silenced in order to create a feeling of rising tension - rather than people, everyone in LA 92 is a drop of water in a pot ready to boil.

April 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Works hard to give a sense of what it must have been like on the ground.

April 18, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The results are visceral, scary, and infuriating all over again, a true miscarriage of justice that turned into a civil uprising that asked more questions than it answered.

May 5, 2017 | Full Review…

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