Los Angeles Plays Itself

Los Angeles Plays Itself

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LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF is an essay on how the movies have depicted Los Angeles. A city symphony in reverse—a symphony with many directions and speeds. A critical history—and counter-history—of Los Angeles via clips from an eclectic list of movies. Many of them are well known (Chinatown, Blade Runner, L.A. Confidential); others are rarer finds (The Exiles, Bush Mama, Killer of Sheep).The film tracks the various roles that specific landmarks and districts — the Bradbury Building, Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis house, Bunker Hill — have played through the years, with insights on movies, architecture, transportation, racism, class and public space.
Starring Encke King
Director Thom Andersen