Skip to main content

Los Angeles Plays Itself

Not Yet Rated| 2 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
Consisting mostly of shots from other films, this documentary discusses the many representations of the city of Los Angeles in film and on television. Professor Thom Andersen compares the city as it exists in real life with its depictions on screen to examine how L.A. and its massive community have been misrepresented over the years. In addition to critical analysis, Andersen explains how directors portray the city itself as a character, and he also delves into L.A.'s dark history.

Cast: Encke King

Director: Thom Andersen

Genres: Documentary

Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)

Release Date: January 11th, 2004|2 hr. 49 min.

watch now
  • subscription
critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
See all critic reviews on

similar movies

  • This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

  • Forever Hollywood (1999)

  • A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

  • America at the Movies (1976)

  • Stone Reader (2002)

How do you watch stuff?


How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings