LET IT FALL: LOS ANGELES 1982-1992
2017, ABC-TV, 145 min, USA, Dir: John Ridley

Oscar-winning writer John Ridley’s (12 YEARS A SLAVE) third film as director 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. It masterfully weaves heartbreaking firsthand 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. “What sets LET IT FALL apart is its journalistic sensibility – the hallmark of the best documentaries.” – Sonia Saraiya, Variety


GUERRILLA
2017, Showtime, 60 min, UK/USA, Dir: Sam Miller, John Ridley

In this six-part Showtime miniseries, leftist couple Babou Ceesay and Freida Pinto are driven from peaceful protest to more violent action in 1970s London, eventually breaking an activist out of prison and joining the underground. With Idris Elba. “‘Guerrilla’ excels because of its interest in how individuals digest revolution … it’s a timely reminder that multiculturalism - and the fear of it - is not new or uniquely American but the long-simmering narrative of the world.” - Sonia Saraiya, Variety.


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