Los Angeles Plays Itself

Friday, January 3 - Thursday, January 30, 2014

10th anniversary — remastered edition

A decade after it premiered, Andersen’s extraordinary video essay about the tangled relationship between the movies and their hometown has been remastered and re-edited. It’s funnier, sharper and bigger than ever—becoming essentially a double feature. Whether you’re an expatriate Angeleno or have never set eyes on the City of Angels, Anderson’s vision is a revelation. DCP projection; shown with a five-minute intermission.

Click here to read Scott Foundas’s recent article in Variety on LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF and this new restoration

“The best documentary ever made about Los Angeles.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“5 stars! [A] revelatory two-part documentary, a film that trains you to look at things askew… you’ve just got to clear your schedule and commit to this.” – Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York (issue of Dec 26 2013-Jan 2 2014)

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 170 minutes
  • Director Thom Andersen