Twilight--Los Angeles

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  • Creator conceived, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith ; producers, Anna Deavere Smith, Ezra Swerdlow ; directed by Marc Levin ; a production of Anna Deavere Smith in association with Offline Entertainment and Thirteen/WNET
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication [Alexandria, Va.] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, 2001. ©2000
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videocassette (approximately 90 min.) : sound color ; 1/2 in
  • ISBNs 9780780635319, 0780635310
  • OCLC ocm47058232
  • Credits
    • Anna Deavere Smith
    • Director of photography, Maryse Alberti ; editing, Bob Eisenhardt ; music, Camara Kambon

Summary

  • "On March 3, 1991, an African-American man was brutally beaten by four white Los Angeles police officers who stopped him for speeding. On April 29, 1992, when the jury's 'not guilty' verdict dismissed the officers on trial for the assault, the city ignited into three days of rioting, looting and violence that left neighborhoods smoldering. 'Twilight--Los Angeles,' adapted from Anna Deavere Smith's searing one-woman play, captures this tumultuous and challenging moment in America's race relations."--Container.

Notes

  • Based on the play "Twilight--Los Angeles, 1992" by Anna Deavere Smith.
  • "PBS Pictures"--Container.
  • VHS.
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
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