Showtime Slates L.A. Riots Doc ‘Burn Motherf*cker Burn!’ for April


Showtime Slates L.A. Riots Doc ‘Burn Motherf*cker Burn!’ for April

Man on bicycle near burning building. April 30, 1992 (Photo: DAVID BUTOW, SABA / CORBIS)
*Showtime is set to premiere the documentary “Burn Motherf*cker Burn!,” an examination of the violent clash between the LAPD and Los Angeles residents on Friday, April 21, 1992.
Produced and directed by Sacha Jenkins, the 90-minute documentary explores the complicated relationship between the LAPD and the city’s minority communities. “Burn Motherf*cker, Burn!” traces a through line from the 1962 ransacking of a Los Angeles Nation of Islam mosque (which left many injured and one man dead) to the 1965 Watts riots. Then on to the rise of L.A. …

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