Los Angeles Plays Itself Trailer & Clips


Los Angeles Plays Itself full movie is released on Jan 01, 2004. Watch Los Angeles Plays Itself online - the English Documentary movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $6,945. Los Angeles Plays Itself is directed by Thom Andersen and created by Thom Andersen with Encke King and Ben Alexander. Los Angeles Plays Itself is available online on Kanopy and MUBI.

Of the cities in the world, few are depicted in and mythologized more in film and television than the city of Los Angeles. In this documentary, Thom Andersen examines in detail the ways the city has been depicted, both when it is meant to be anonymous and when itself is the focus. Along the way, he illustrates his concerns of how the real city and its people are misrepresented and distorted through the prism of popular film culture. Furthermore, he also chronicles the real stories of the city's modern history behind the notorious accounts of the great conspiracies that ravaged his city that reveal a more open and yet darker past than the casual viewer would suspect.

As know as:

Los Angeles dar Naghsh e Khodash, В роли самого себя - Лос-Анджелес, Los Angeles Kendini Oynuyor, Los Angeles Plays Itself, Los Angeles Por Ela Mesma

Release Date:

Jan 01, 2004

Release Date (Streaming):

Apr 07, 2015


United States



Production Companies:

Thom Andersen Productions

Gross worldwide:



Justin Chang
Los Angeles Times
A definitive statement about how the movies have distorted our perceptions of this city's architectural, cultural and historical identity ..
by rottentomatoes, Sep 01, 2016
Richard Brody
New Yorker
Blends a complex kaleidoscopic portrait of the city and a powerful work of film criticism with Andersen's personal story of living in Los Angeles.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 04, 2016
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
Andersen's inspired ruminations about his city as a filming location and as a repository for other filmmakers' daydreams and nightmares.
by rottentomatoes, Sep 18, 2014

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