On Thursday, September 11th, 12th, and 13th at 7:30 PM, LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF, 2003, 169 min. Dir. Thom Andersen. Voted Best Doc of 2004 by the Village Voice and one of our most requested encore screenings, will be played at the Aero Theater on Montana. On September 13th, director Thom Andersen will appear for a discussion after the film.

If you like in LA and love film, you can’t miss this event. This film will only be screened in theaters and never releases on DVD. Now is your chance, to see hundreds of archival and film clips reveal an almost secret history of the City of Angels.

Filmmaker Thom Andersen, a life-long Angelino, works in a tradition pioneered by Godard, Chris Marker and Agnes Varda. His enthralling essay investigates ’50s B-movies that use Los Angeles as the epitome of urban sleaze, science fiction classics that revel in destroying its tallest buildings, and film noirs that paint it the nation’s capital for adultery and murder. Ever think about why Los Angeles’s modern architectural classics (by Neutra and Frank Lloyd Wright) are favored housing for villains? It’s a movie for anyone who loves (or hates) Los Angeles and who wonders what they may have missed by not spending more hours in the dark.

Where: The Areo Theater – 1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica (Map)

How Much: $7 for Members, $8 for Students/Seniors, $10 for General Admission – Buy Now before they sell out!

  • Thursday, September 11 – 7:30 PM
  • Friday, September 12 – 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, September 13 – 7:30 PM – Discussion following with director Thom Andersen.

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