Twilight: Los Angeles

Anna Deavere Smith's powerful one-woman theater piece about the 1991 Rodney King beating, the violent aftermath of the 1992 verdict, and the lasting impact of the L.A. riots on America's conscience. Award-winning director Marc Levin weaves Smith's stage performance with news footage and interviews to create a portrait of rage, sorrow, loss, and battered hope.  Watch below from Great Performances. 

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An encore of Anna Deavere Smith’s theatrical work about the 1992 L.A. riots.
CLIP | Latasha Harlins

CLIP | Latasha Harlins

Smith portrays multiple reactions to the shooting death of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins.

CLIP | The Beverly Hills Hotel

CLIP | The Beverly Hills Hotel

Anna Deavere Smith depicts a famous real estate agent and an assailant of Reginald Denny.

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