Los Angeles Plays Itself

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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.

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  • Thom Andersen - Director of “Los Angeles Plays Itself,” and film and video faculty at CalArts.