Has LA really changed?? Are the streets of LA still polluted with drugs and gangs? Are kids still dying from cross-fire? Are police officer still overly aggressive with residents in Black and Brown communities? Are juries still finding police officers not guilty for killing Black and Brown residents? We all know the answers to these questions.
Following its critically-acclaimed theatrical run in April, Lincoln Square Productions’ documentary feature LET IT FALL: LOS ANGELES 1982-1992, from Academy Award-winner John Ridley, is now available on Netflix. The film will also re-open theatrically for a limited week-long run at Laemmle’s Music Hall beginning November 17.
Called a “masterpiece” by Variety and “one of the best films of the year” by the San Francisco Chronicle, LET IT FALL takes an unflinching look at the 1992 L.A. uprising tracing its roots back a decade, unfolding its history as a series of very personal decisions and very public failures. The film weaves heartbreaking first-hand accounts from black, white, Asian, and Hispanic Angelenos of all classes, caught up in a cascade of rising tension culminating in an explosion of anger and fear after the Rodney King verdict.
Ridley won an Oscar® for writing “12 Years a Slave”and is the creator, director, and executive producer of ABC’s Emmy-winning series “American Crime,” which recently wrapped Season Three. His limited series “Guerilla,” with Idris Elba, Freida Pinto, and Babou Ceesay aired on Showtime in April.
LET IT FALL is directed by John Ridley. Produced by Jeanmarie Condon, Melia Patria, and Ridley. Co-producer is Fatima Curry. Editing is by Colin Rich and cinematography by Sam Painter and Ben McCoy. Original score by Mark Isham.
John Ridley’s LET IT FALL: LOS ANGELES 1982-1992 available today on Netflix.
Check out the trailer below: