Twilight: Los Angeles


1h 25m 2000

Brief Synopsis

An adaptation of the play by Anna Deavere Smith that focuses on the Los Angeles riots during the spring of 1992, triggered by the verdict in the Rodney King case. Anna transforms herself into scores of individuals--using their words and duplicating their speech patterns, mannerisms, dress and attitu

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Corporation For Public Broadcasting; Thirteen/Wnet
Distribution Company
Offline Releasing; Pbs
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Synopsis

An adaptation of the play by Anna Deavere Smith that focuses on the Los Angeles riots during the spring of 1992, triggered by the verdict in the Rodney King case. Anna transforms herself into scores of individuals--using their words and duplicating their speech patterns, mannerisms, dress and attitudes--in a mosaic set in the violent aftermath of the verdict. Whether she is personifying police chief Daryl Gates, or a distraught Korean grocer whose store was looted, a fancy schmancy Hollywood real estate agent who sat it out at the Beverly Hills Hotel, or actor/NRA spokesman Charlton Heston extolling the virtues of his favorite weapon, her performance sheds light upon understanding the human condition.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Corporation For Public Broadcasting; Thirteen/Wnet
Distribution Company
Offline Releasing; Pbs
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States August 2000

Released in United States Fall September 27, 2000

Released in United States January 2000

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 2000.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Special Screening) January 20-30, 2000.

Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City August 2-6, 2000.

Steve James and Peter Gilbert were previously named producers/directors.

Previously in development at Playhouse Pictures.

Broadcast in USA over PBS April 29, 2001.

Telecast as a presentation of "Stage on Screen."

Began shooting late June 1999.

Released in United States 2000 (Film was screened digitally at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 2000.)

Released in United States January 2000 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Special Screening) January 20-30, 2000.)

Released in United States August 2000 (Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City August 2-6, 2000.)

Released in United States Fall September 27, 2000