VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF

V' 03

LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF

Thom Andersen
USA, 2003
Documentaries, 169min, OF

LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF

Thom Andersen
USA, 2003
Documentaries, 169min, OF

Contributors: 
Stimme
Encke King
Screenplay: 
Thom Andersen
Sound: 
Thor Moser
Craig Smith
Camera: 
Deborah Stratman
Editor: 
Yoo Seung-hyun

Production: 
Thom Andersen 1735 Micheltorena St., Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA T 323 666 6977 icepickslim@earthlink.net
World Sales: 
Thom Andersen 1735 Micheltorena St., Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA T 323 666 6977 icepickslim@earthlink.net
Format: 
Video (Betacam SP)
Color and Black/White

Movies bury their traces, choosing for us what to watch, then moving on to something else. They do the work of our voluntary attention, and so we must suppress that faculty as we watch. Our involuntary attention must come to the fore. But what if we watch with our voluntary attention, instead of letting the movies direct us? If we can appreciate documentaries for their dramatic qualities, perhaps we can appreciate fiction films for their documentary revelations. (Thom Andersen)