NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS AND
THE MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE INVITE YOU AND A GUEST TO
A SPECIAL SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION OF THE AWARD WINNING FILM
“LA 92” – DIRECTED BY ACADEMY AWARD® WINNERS
T.J. MARTIN AND DAN LINDSAY
“LA 92 – DÉJA VU OR WORSE?
THE JOURNALISTS’ PERSPECTIVE -
LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD”
KIRK D. MCKOY – PHOTO EDITOR/PHOTOGRAPHER – LOS ANGELES TIMES
GILBERT JOHNSON – NEIGHBORHOOD JUSTICE ORGANIZER, COMMUNITY COALITION
AMINAH ABDUL JABBAR, CSULA – ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – PAN AFRICAN STUDIES
JAN PERRY – GENERAL MANAGER – LA ECONOMIC AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT DEPT
FORMER LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL PERSON – SOUTH LOS ANGELES
LA 92 FILM DIRECTOR – T.J. MARTIN – OSCAR® WINNER (UNDEFEATED)
LA 92 FILM DIRECTOR – DAN LINDSAY – OSCAR® WINNER (UNDEFEATED)
TRE’VELL ANDERSON – FILM REPORTER – LOS ANGELES TIMES – BOARD PRESIDENT NABJ
LIEBE GEFT – DIRECTOR – MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE
MONDAY – NOVEMBER 6, 2017
6PM – RECEPTION
7PM – SCREENING
9PM – PANEL DISCUSSION
THE MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE
9786 W. PICO BLVD
LOS ANGELES, CA 90035
On April 29, 1992, the streets and neighborhoods of Los Angeles, California started to burn just after the Rodney King verdict was announced where four white police officers caught on videotape brutally beating unarmed black motorist (King) were acquitted of assault by a predominantly white Simi Valley jury. Violent protests, looting and arson lasted several days and left more than 50 people dead. Twenty-five years later, the award winning documentary LA 92 from Oscar® winning directors Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin (UNDEFEATED) explores the events leading to the violence, as well as the chaos and destruction that happened.
Named by Variety as one of the best films of 2017, LA 92 presents an incredibly immersive and affecting experience of a city in turmoil, without any talking heads or narration, which eerily resembles the same news stories we see on TV today in 2017. The filmmakers spent over a year searching and sifting through over 1700 hours of footage from news reports, journalists stories and news archives. Told entirely only through these stunning news reports and images and rarely seen archival footage, this gripping film captures the shock, disappointment and fury felt by many Angelenos, particularly those in the African American community. The filmmakers sifted through over 1700 hours of footage to bring this stirring In the case of the King beating, it was the first time the kind of abuse many had witnessed or experienced at the hands of LAPD officers was recorded and broadcast for the world to see, leaving some with the sense that if justice did not prevail despite such graphic evidence, it never would.
Produced by two-time Oscar® winner Simon Chinn (MAN ON WIRE) and Emmy winning Jonathan Chinn (AMERICAN HIGH), LA 92 offers a riveting glimpse of a major American city during some of its darkest days. Viewed from a multitude of vantage points, the film brings a fresh perspective to a pivotal moment that reverberates even to this day in U.S. 2017.
LA 92 is a National Geographic Documentary Film production.
Gwendolyn W Young