LA 92

May 8, 2017, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office] and National Geographic Documentary Films invite you and a guest to a special screening of

LA 92

Directed by Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin
Produced by Simon Chinn & Jonathan Chinn, and Sarah Gibson

Followed by a Q&A with Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin
Moderated by Dr. Michael Renov, SCA Vice Dean of Academic Affairs

7:00 P.M. on Monday, May 8th, 2017
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival 2017

Opens at Laemmle's NoHo 7 on Friday, April 28th, 2017

Airs on the National Geographic Channel on Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 9/8c

About LA 92

Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, LA 92, a new feature documentary from National Geographic Documentary Films, immerses viewers in that tumultuous period through stunning and rarely seen archival footage. Produced by two-time Oscar winner Simon Chinn (Man on Wire) and Emmy winner Jonathan Chinn (American High) and directed by Oscar winners Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin (Undefeated), 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.

Provided courtesy of National Geographic Documentary Films. Rated R. Running time: 114 minutes.

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About the Guests

DAN LINDSAY and TJ MARTIN (Co-Directors)

Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin have been collaborating since 2007 and are co-directors, co-editors and co-cinematographers of the feature-length documentary Undefeated. The film premiered at the 2011 SXSW film festival, where it was purchased by The Weinstein Company for North American distribution. In 2012, the film won the Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary, making Martin the first director of African-American descent to win an Oscar for a feature-length film. The film was also nominated for Best Documentary at the Critics’ Choice Awards and Black Reel Awards and has won numerous festival awards, including the Special Jury Prize at DOC NYC and Audience Awards at Indie Memphis and the Chicago International Film Festival. Undefeated also had the honor of making its international debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.

In 2012 Martin was listed on Ebony magazine’s Power 100 list alongside President Barack Obama, Professor Cornell West and LeBron James, to name a few. That same year, Martin received the award for Outstanding Achievement in Directing from the Seattle International Film Festival.

Martin and Lindsay have also directed several short-form pieces across various platforms, including My Favorite Picture of You. That film has screened at numerous film festivals and has been featured on The Atlantic and Dazed. In 2014 it was chosen as a Vimeo Staff Pick and nominated for a Webby Award.

As commercial directors, the duo has have helmed campaigns for companies as diverse as Facebook, Prudential, Honey Maid and The United Negro College Fund. In 2014 Honeymaid’s "This Is Wholesome" campaign and Prudential’s "Chapter Two" campaign were each honored with a Gold Lion at the Cannes Lions Festival.

In 2015 Martin gave a talk at TEDx on Orcas Island, Washington, titled "Reimagining America’s Culture Narrative," in which he used his own experiences to discuss race and diversity in the film and television industry and in the media.

Lindsay was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, and graduated from the University of Missouri in 2001. Martin was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and graduated from Fairhaven College at Western Washington University, where he studied American cultural studies. He and his directing partner are represented at William Morris Endeavor and managed at Principato-Young. Commercially they are represented by Furlined.

DR. MICHAEL RENOV, SCA Vice Dean of Academic Affairs and Haskell Wexler Endowed Chair in Documentary (Moderator)

Michael Renov, professor of Critical Studies and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, is the author of Hollywood's Wartime Woman: Representation and Ideology and The Subject of Documentary, editor of Theorizing Documentary, and co-editor of Resolutions: Contemporary Video Practices, Collecting Visible EvidenceThe SAGE Handbook of Film Studies and Cinema’s Alchemist: The Films of Peter Forgacs.

In 1993, Renov co-founded Visible Evidence, a series of international and highly interdisciplinary documentary studies conferences that have, to date, been held on five continents. He is one of three general editors for the Visible Evidence book series at the University of Minnesota Press, which has published 27 volumes on various aspects of nonfiction media since 1997. In 2005, he co-programmed the 51st annual Robert Flaherty Seminar, a week-long gathering of documentary filmmakers, curators, and educators, creating 20 screening programs and filmmaker dialogues on the theme "Cinema and History."

In addition to curating documentary programs around the world, he has served as a jury member at documentary festivals including Sundance, Silverdocs, the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival, Brazil's It's All True, the International Environmental Festival of Film and Video, also in Brazil, and DocLisboa in Portugal. He has taught graduate seminars at the University of Stockholm, Tel Aviv University and Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and has led documentary workshops in Jordan for the Royal Film Commission and in Cyprus. Renov's teaching and research interests include documentary theory, autobiography in film and video, video art and activism, and representations of the Holocaust.

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Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Ave. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

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