"Freeway" Rick Ross

Freeway: Crack in the System

  • This is a past program

The real story behind America's drug war, complete with drug dealers, dirty cops, and government complicity, this film was selected by the artist Frances Stark. At the center of it all is the rise, fall, and redemption of “Freeway” Rick Ross—a street hustler who became the king of crack. (2015, Dir. Marc Levin, 103 min.) 

After the screening, Daniel Voll, Consulting Producer will moderate a conversation and Q&A between “Freeway” Rick RossCoach Cornell Ward, former Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Robert Juarez, and artist Frances Stark. A cash bar in the Hammer courtyard will follow the program.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA. 

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members. 

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.