Screening & Live Event
LA 92

Part of Changing the Picture (2017)
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room

With directors TJ Martin and Dan Lindsay in person

Dirs. TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay. 2017, 114 mins. Digital projection. Few images are seared into the American consciousness like that of Rodney King being beaten by four white Los Angeles police officers, or of the riots that followed their acquittal in the spring of 1992. The unrest, sparked by a verdict many viewed as yet another example of judicial indifference to law enforcement’s harassment of Los Angeles’s African American population, lasted for six days. Twenty-five years later, Academy Award–winning directors Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin (Undefeated) draw entirely upon archival footage to craft an in-depth portrait of those riots and the tempestuous relationship between Los Angeles’s African American community and those charged with protecting it. "Often, documentaries about historic events prompt the question, ‘why now?’ Sadly, that will never be asked about LA 92. Unmediated by historians, journalists, or any other interviewees and seething with emotions it doesn't need to announce, the picture deserves to be seen."—John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter.

Tickets: $15 (Free for members at the Film Lover level and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

Ticket purchase includes same-day admission to the Museum (see gallery hours). View the Museum’s ticketing policy here. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page.