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AN IMAGE Film Series presented by Art Center South Florida and MBC: Thom Anderson's LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF, with the short film UNTITLED 2014-15 by Oliver Laric

  • 16 Oct 2016
  • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
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SUN, OCT 16, 8p:

AN IMAGE Film Series

Presented by Art Center South Florida and MBC



Documentary by THOM ANDERSEN/USA/2003/170mins.

From its distinctive neighborhoods to its architectural homes, Los Angeles has been the backdrop to countless movies. In this dazzling work, Andersen takes viewers on a whirlwind tour through the metropolis real and cinematic history, investigating the myriad stories and legends that have come to define it, and meticulously, judiciously revealing the real city that lives beneath. Newly remastered and finally available to own, "Los Angeles Plays Itself" is an extraordinary documentary, unlike any that has come before or since.

Click here to read Scott Foundas’s article in Variety on LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF and the restoration.

Click here for a full list of films mentioned in the film.

"Masterful...One of the great films of the century to date." -Calum Marsh, Village Voice

★★★★★ A revelatory two-part documentary, a film that trains you to look at things askew… you’ve just got to clear your schedule and commit to this.”-Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"The best documentary ever made about Los Angeles." -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Screened with the short film by Oliver Laric

UNTITLED 2014-15

Oliver Laric’s "Untitled 2014-15" re-draws sequences of humans morphing into animals from found footage culled from hundreds of animations, from countries including Japan, South Korea, China, Austria, Germany, the U.S., and more. The film addresses larger questions about the transubstantiation of figurative form in animation and continues Laric’s exploration of ideas of versioning with contemporary culture, focusing on the way images are mined, remixed, and adopted in new and unexpected contexts in today’s creative production.



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