Los Angeles Plays Itself (cert tbc)

19:00 / A keen look at the truths and fictions a life in the movies has woven into LA’s urban fabric. Essential viewing

21 January 2009
Cinema 1


Tickets:
Standard - £7.50 online (£9.50 full price) / Barbican Members - £6.50 online (£7.50 full price) / Concessions £7.50

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Weaving all manner of footage into a fascinating dissection of Los Angeles as the world’s greatest living film lot, this illuminating piece of cinema-urbanism examines the city as background and character through a narrated collage of over 200 clips.

One of cinema’s most intelligent and entertaining essays, it charts Hollywood’s ‘war against modern architecture', alongside an examination of the starring roles certain buildings have played across multiple movies.

From Blade Runner to Laurel and Hardy; a keen look at the truths and fictions a life in the movies has woven into LA’s urban fabric.

Essential viewing.

US 2003 Dir. Thom Andersen 169 min.

We are happy to announce that this screening will now be introduced by Kodwo Eshun; writer, theorist and founder of the artists collective Otolith Group.

Curated by the Architecture Foundation




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