Your Call: John Ridley on his latest film, Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992

Aug 31, 2017

In 1992, the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers accused of the brutal beating of black motorist Rodney King, sparked five days of deadly violent protests.

In his new documentary Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992, Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley examines the 1992 uprising, years of racial and economic inequality, and the police brutality that fueled the protests. What has changed since then? 

Guest:

John Ridley, Oscar winning screenwriter, film director, novelist, and director of Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992

Web Resources:

Let It Fall San Francisco Premiere at The Roxie Theater

The NY Times: Review: ‘Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992,’ a Wrenching John Ridley Film

LA Times: 'History happened here': Oscar winner John Ridley revisits the 1992 riots in his new documentary