In Anna Deavere Smith’s stunning work of documentary theater, the acclaimed actor/playwright portrays a multitude of real individuals who experienced the violent aftermath of the 1992 Rodney King trial. Using their words verbatim, she exposes and explores the devastating human impact of that event. Followed by a discussion and audience Q&A with Brenda E. Stevenson, UCLA, author of The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots. (2000, Dir. M. Levin, 76 min.)
Screening courtesy of Anna Deavere Smith and GREAT PERFORMANCES/THIRTEEN Productions LLC
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