In Our Travels, Los Angeles Indeed Plays Itself

Does the day after Thanksgiving at your house also contain a meal similar to this?

Or involve a hike through Malibu Creek State Park?

Well, for some of you it sure does—many were out enjoying the park.

Later on, at the Malibu Lagoon, we saw a few paddleboarders out (apparently paddling over an island of seaweed).

In the evening we caught a rare screening of “Los Angeles Plays Itself” by director Thom Anderson (not to be confused with the 1970s gay porn cult classic “LA Plays Itself”) at The Egyptian on Hollywood Boulevard.

Super interesting film (albeit a tad long at 3 hours) that examines how the city of Los Angeles – including people, architecture, neighborhoods, landmarks, police force – has been portrayed in mainstream movies. Particularly of interest to those who live in and love Los Angeles (host Ana & her BF Mark), grew up in Los Angeles (me), or who LOVE movies (Chris). Note: don’t bother trying to find it online—you can’t. It’s not out on DVD and likely never will be, as the director received rights to only one of the myriad film clips featured.  

Nothing tops off a night at the movies like a few shots of tequila. We made stops at Cantina Malo and 4100 Bar.

Then hit the sack pretty hard. Tequila is – and likely should be – an infrequently enjoyed treat.

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One Response to In Our Travels, Los Angeles Indeed Plays Itself

  1. Mom says:

    Looks like you’re having a great time! Wish I were there, makes me homesick.

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