Los Angeles Plays Itself 2003 Ages 15+

7.00PM Fri 19 Jan 2018 (2hrs 49mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Los Angeles Plays Itself, Thom Andersen's long underseen visual ode to the eponymous city, is a mesmerising masterpiece of cinematic craftsmanship. The film provides a remarkable exploration of a city inextricably linked with American screen culture. Complemented by droll narration, Andersen weaves together dozens of clips from throughout cinematic history to deconstruct depictions of Los Angeles across three segments: City as Background, City as Character, and City as Subject. In doing so, he combines both semi-scholarly dissection with a subjective tour through his personal highs and lows of his adopted hometown on screen.

CREDITS

DIGITAL BETACAM, BLACK AND WHITE AND COLOUR, MONO, 169 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: THOM ANDERSEN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: DEBORAH STRATMAN / EDITOR: SEUNG-HYUN YOO / NARRATOR: ENCKE KING / PRODUCTION CO: THOM ANDERSEN PRODUCTIONS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: THE CINEMA GUILD