Netflix Releases Trailer For Upcoming 'Rodney King' Film From Spike Lee
The video marked the first time that police brutality of that magnitude was captured on camera and exposed on a global scale.
Spike Lee's highly anticipated, Rodney King will premiere on Netflix on April 28 to coincide with the upcoming 25th anniversary of the acquittals of the four LAPD officers who were videotaped beating King in 1991. The video marked the first time that police brutality of that magnitude was captured on camera and exposed on a global scale.
An early precursor to today's frequently documented, social media shared instances of violence imposed upon the black community, the film couldn't come at a more relevant moment. The acquittals of the officers who brutally beat Rodney King in Simi Valley, California, sparked the Los Angeles riots that left 53 people dead. In the trailer actor Roger Guenveur-Smith, star of the one-man-show, cites LAPD officer Stacey Koon as quoting Marvin Gaye with the phrase, “Let’s get it,” prior to beating King.
Check out the trailer below: