Los Angeles Plays Itself (15*)

7pm

7 October 2014
Cinema 2


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Thom Andersen’s engrossing essay weaves together clips from hundreds of movies – old and new, legendary and obscure – to build a fascinating argument about how Hollywood has represented – or mis-represented – LA, maligning its architecture, falsifying its history, and papering over its social, economic and racial fault lines.

With Andersen as our guide, present only as a clipped, dryly witty voice-over, we visit the steps up which Laurel and Hardy struggled with the piano in The Music Box; the city’s great modernist hideaways, hang-out to countless movie bad-guys; and the working-class district of Bunker Hill, a key locale for film noir, since lost to gentrification.

US 2003 Dir Thom Andersen 170 min












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