Los Angeles Plays Itself

Los Angeles Plays Itself

By Thom Andersen

  • Genre: Thom Andersen
  • Release Date: 2014-09-30
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 2h 50min
  • Director: Thom Andersen
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99
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Newly remastered and finally available to own, Thom Andersen's landmark documentary LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF 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, 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 revealing the real city that lives beneath. LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF is an extraordinary documentary, unlike any that has come before or since.