Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked days of protests, violence, and looting in Los Angeles, LA 92 immerses viewers in that tumultuous period through stunning and rarely seen archival footage. Produced by two-time Oscar winner Simon Chinn and Emmy winner Jonathan Chinn, and directed by Oscar winners Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin, the film looks at the events of 1992 from a multitude of vantage points, bringing a fresh perspective to a pivotal moment that reverberates to this day.
While the film premieres April 30 on Nat Geo, you can watch a free screening on Saturday, April 29, at 7:00 p.m. in RTFP 184. UNT's Department of Media Arts is hosting this screening made possible with the support of 20th Century Fox.
After the screening, there will be a Q&A with Dr. Rosalva Resendiz, an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. Resendiz earned her Ph.D. in sociology at Texas Woman's University and her research interests include: critical criminology, Chicana feminism/gender/women's studies, Mexican-American border studies, organized crime, and social justice.
Dr. Resendiz is the co-author of On the Edge of Law: Culture, Labor and Deviance on the South Texas Border (2007) and author of the textbook Gender, Crime & Justice: Critical and Feminist Perspectives (2015). Most recently she co-authored "Apache Resistance, 1849-1886" in 50 Events that Shaped American Indian History: An Enyclopedia of the American Mosaic and "Mestiza/o Discourse: Soldaderas in the Corridos of the Mexican Revolution" for the Journal of South Texas. She is also working on various projects including a documentary on colonialism, imperialism, and indigenous resistance on the U.S./Mexico border.
The screening and Q&A are free and open to the public.