Los Angeles Plays Itself

Los Angeles Plays Itself

Directed by Thom Andersen

This landmark documentary explores the tangled relationship between the movies and their fabled hometown – as seen entirely through the films themselves. From its distinctive neighborhoods to its architectural homes, Los Angeles has been the backdrop to countless movies. In this dazzling work, viewers are taken on a whirlwind tour through the metropolis’ real and cinematic history, investigating the myriad stories and legends that have come to define it.

This landmark documentary explores the tangled relationship between the movies and their fabled hometown – as seen entirely through the films themselves.

Cast: Encke King

Member Reviews

Solid work, Had to watch the whole thing! loved every frame. Rich lore, great story telling.

egroeg
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7 months ago

Brilliant film. Must see.

DanielleG
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10 months ago

wonderful film a lot of spits and turns and a crazy journey in LA_so much i didn't/don't know_love a lot of it_even the painful parts

blacksun
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a year ago

All praise Los Angeles itself in spite of the many versions of myth.

elmundodepelicula
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2 years ago

Superb.

redshift
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2 years ago