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27 Apr
The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Apr 27, 2017 | 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

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Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992

Screening and Discussion with John Ridley

Twenty-five years after the LA Riots, join Oscar award-winning filmmaker and Gallatin alumnus John Ridley (BA ’87) for an advance screening of his latest film, Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992. The work is an unflinching look at the 1992 LA uprising that traces its roots back a decade and unfolds its history as a series of very personal decisions and very public failures. Let It Fall weaves heartbreaking first-hand accounts from black, white, Asian, and Hispanic Angelinos of all classes, caught up in a cascade of rising tension culminating in the explosion of anger and fear after the Rodney King verdict.