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Los Angeles Plays Itself

Thom Andersen; Andersen, Thom
Format
Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
Thom Andersen's landmark documentary LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF explores the tangled relationship between the movies and their fabled hometown as seen entirely though the films themselves. From its distinctive neighborhoods to its architectural homes, Los Angeles has been the backdrop to countless movies. In this dazzling work, Andersen takes viewers on a whirlwind tour through the metropolis real and cinematic history, investigating the myriad stories and legends that have come to define it, and meticulously, judiciously revealing the real city that lives beneath. Winner of the Independent/Experimental Film and Video Award at the **Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards.** Winner of the Best Documentary Feature Award at the **Vancouver International Film Festival.** *"The best documentary ever made about Los Angeles." - Kenneth Turan, **Los Angeles Times*** *"One of the great films of the century to date, poignant and affecting." - Calum Marsh, **Village Voice***
Director
Thom Andersen
Performers
Ben Alexander, Encke King, Jim Backus
Release Date
2004
Run Time
173 min.
Language
In English
Notes
  • Title from title frames.
  • Film
  • In Process Record.
Published
Cinema Guild, 2004.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Cinema Guild in 2004.
Publisher no.
6430733 Kanopy
Related Resources
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Description
1 online resource (streaming video file) (173 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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