THEATER 1 Sat, Feb 17 8:45 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1975
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Fred Halsted


The taboo-shattering films of legendary director Fred Halsted broke new ground in gay erotic cinema for their portrayal of polymorphous perversity and for their avant-garde sensibility. His work sent shockwaves throughout the gay liberation movement and the art house alike, leading to their eventual acquisition by the Museum of Modern Art. L.A. PLAYS ITSELF, Halsted’s elliptical, experimental, and explicit patchwork of grimy streets, urban overdevelopment, and dangerous sexual encounters, is a revolutionary masterwork (upon seeing the film, Salvador Dalí was reportedly quoted as saying, "new information for me") that is as arousing as it is distressing. Content consideration: contains scenes of violence. No one under 18 admitted.