Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Life Imitates Art, or was that the other way...?

Love the movies? Love LA? Love seeing LA in the movies? I always get a kick out of identifying the places I've been to when I see films set in LA, or films set in some other city but really done here in LA. Soooooo... you should go to the beautiful American Cinematheque at the Egyptian on Thursday or Friday night and check out the documentary, Los Angeles Plays Itself. The director, Thom Andersen, will be there to talk about the clips he picked and the history of LA he depicts in the doc. The film will be showing through the weekend. Go see it and feel that secret thrill you always feel when seeing your town on the big screen.

(Hey, when I lived in Berkeley, I loved watching Berkeley in the Sixties too.)