Twilight Los Angeles VHS
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Anna Deavere Smith has been credited with inventing a new form of theater -- a provocative blend of performance, social commentary and journalism designed to encourage a national dialogue about controversial issues.
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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. Conceived, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith and directed by filmmaker Marc Levin (Slam, 1998 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner), the film interweaves Smith's masterful performance with documentary footage to examine the tragic events that pitted blacks, whites, Latinos, and Koreans against each other, creating an indelible portrait of rage, loss and battered hope.