An Evening With Academy Award Winner TJ Martin
November 2nd starting at 6pm, held at The Uptown Theatre in Richland.
Join us for a red-carpet screening of LA 92 to be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director, Academy Award Winner T. J. Martin. The evening will also include a poem read by Husaya Hama and music provided by hip-hop artist MistaDC.
10% of ticket sale proceeds will benefit a local, youth non-profit in the construction of a "Hope Wall."
Mr. Martin is the first film director of African American descent to win an Oscar for a feature-length film—his 2011 production Undefeated, which chronicles the football team of Manassas High School in Memphis, Tennessee. His subsequent film, LA 92, showcases the neighborhoods of Los Angeles, California, just after the Rodney King verdict was announced. Violent protests, looting, and arson lasted several days and left more than 50 people dead. Twenty-five years after the 1992 verdict, Mr. Martin’s acclaimed documentary LA 92 explores the events leading to the violence, as well as the chaos and destruction that happened.