Back in the mid-1990s, the Los Angeles LGBT Center scrambled to find an architect willing to design for them; but now, top architects are competing to build a brand new campus for the organization. Plus, director Thom Andersen discusses the depiction of Los Angeles and its architecture in his film, Los Angeles Plays Itself.
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Twenty years ago, the Los Angeles LGBT Center scrambled to find an architect willing to design for them. Now some notable firms -- including Michael Maltzan, Frederick Fisher, Predock Frane, MAD and Leong Leong -- are competing to build a brand new campus in Hollywood for the organization. Lorri Jean, CEO of the Center, talks about the goals for the new Center -- and what it says about changing attitudes toward the LGBT community.
Lorri Jean, Los Angeles LGBT Center
Los Angeles Plays Itself, a celebrated, if barely seen, film about films made in L.A., is finally available on general release more than 10 years after it was first made. Director Thom Andersen talks about the process of making the documentary and why it was motivated by the portrayal of classic Modernist houses as homes for bad guys.
Thom Andersen, Director of “Los Angeles Plays Itself,” and film and video faculty at CalArts.