John Ridley's Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 is the feature documentary that looks at the years and events leading up to the April 1992 riots after the Rodney King verdict. It will be released in theaters on April 21 on both coasts. This film marks ABC News' first theatrical production and release.
Let It Fall was produced in partnership with ABC Newsâ Lincoln Square Productions. A broadcast version of the documentary will air April 28 (9-11 PM) on ABC. It is pegged to the 25th tragde-versary of the uprising.
Let it Fall 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.
John Ridley won an OscarÂ® for writing "12 Years a Slave" and is the creator, director, and executive producer of ABCâs 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.
The documentary was also produced by Jeanmarie Condon, marking her first theatrical production. Other producers on Let it Fall include Fatima Curry and Melia Patria. The film also has an original score from Mark Isham.