Oscar-Winning Directors offer New Looks on LA Riots


As the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots approach, two Oscar-winning directors spent months creating a new film that offers a new perspective on the events.

Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin looked over 1,700 hours of news footage to create their documentary "LA 92".

The film is under two hours and contains some of the strongest imagery of the uproar caused after four LAPD officers were acquitted of the brutal beating of Rodney King.

The film put the audience in the middle of the events, the initial announcement of the not guilty verdicts, the mayor's reaction, the violence in South Central and the pleas of peace from King.

John Ridley's film, "Let it Fall: Los Angeles 1982-92" has more recent interviews from the major players involved in the events.

He spoke to on-scene police commander Lieutenant Micheal Moulins, rioter Gary Williams who attacked truck driver Reginald Denny and Bobby Green, one of the men who saved Denny's life.

"LA 92" premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and is now in select theaters. It'll also air on the National Geographic Channel on April 30th.

"Let it Fall: Los Angeles 1982-92" is in theaters and a TV version will air on ABC Friday, April 28th.


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