CHICAGO (WLS) -- Academy Award-winner John Ridley's "Let it Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992" was released in theaters April 21st and will be featured at the Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago on Saturday, August 12th at 8 p.m. The feature documentary takes a unique and in-depth look at the years and events leading up to the city-wide violence that began April 29, 1992, when the verdict was announced in the Rodney King case.
"Let it Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992" delves beyond the conflicts between law enforcement and the black community to look at tensions across the city as a whole; it traces the roots of the civil unrest to a decade before the uprising. The documentary features exclusive interviews with eyewitnesses and people directly involved in the events from diverse neighborhoods across the city, including black, white, Hispanic, Korean, and Japanese Americans.
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 is currently airing Season Three. His limited series "Guerilla," with Idris Elba, Freida Pinto, and Babou Ceesay co-produced by Fifty Fathoms and ABC Signature for Showtime and Sky Atlantic will premiere April 16 on Showtime.
A team of veteran ABC News journalists join Ridley in the production of "Let it Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992", led by producer Jeanmarie Condon, who has been honored for her work on documentaries and in-depth coverage of current events with multiple DuPont, Peabody, Murrow, and Emmy Awards. This is the first theatrical production for Condon, as well as ABC News.
For more information on the documentary, visit LetItFallmovie.com.
Oscar winning director John Ridley on his new documentary, "Let it Fall"