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Communion Los Angeles (U*)

Architecture on Film

Architecture on Film

Stunning images enmeshed in a tapestry of sound offer a very different kind of road movie; a mesmeric, psychogeographic trip down 35 miles of blacktop through LA.

Eight years in the making, the intricately made film traces California’s oldest freeway as it journeys from the mountains through the City of Angels to the ocean beyond.

Vividly stitching together single, time-lapsed frames at a varying rhythm, and composing a remarkable soundtrack out of snatches of field recordings, conversations and music, the film transforms the sights and sounds of the LA highway and its environs into an experimental cinematic document.

A tonal voyage through architecture and communities, centre and periphery, day and night, Communion Los Angeles both maps an urban artery and crafts a unique artefact out of it, conducting crosstown traffic into a freeway symphony.

Curated by the Architecture Foundation

US 2018 Dir Adam R Levine, Peter Bo Rappmund 68 min

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