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A film by Thom Andersen


    Never before available on home video, 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. Newly remastered and finally available to own, LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF is an extraordinary documentary, unlike any that has come before or since.

    Special Features

    · The Tony Longo Trilogy (2014, 14 minutes) a short film by Thom Andersen
    · Theatrical Trailer
    · Collectible booklet featuring essays by Mike Davis, author of “City of Quartz: Excavating the Future of Los Angeles" and Thom Andersen

    Film Reviews

    "Masterful... One of the great films of the century to date."
    - Calum Marsh, Village Voice

    "The best documentary ever made about Los Angeles."
    - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

    Disc Reviews

    "The very fact that a ten year old documentary is now available to all is cause for celebration, but thankfully "Los Angeles Plays Itself" is quality work, helping viewers understand how profoundly the city has factored into the history of film, even when stripped of authenticity." (Read the full review)