LA Discovers Alt-Film

Los Angeles has never been much of a home to independent or alternative film; there’s too much mainstream industry going on. But recently that’s begun to change. “Most striking are several expensive new or renovated theaters either just opening or being planned. They are evidence that interest in film’s history here goes far beyond the casual stroll along Hollywood Boulevard’s tacky Walk of Fame. Blessed with access to pristine 35mm prints of old movies from various studios and other archives, these venues are making L.A. a mecca for retro cinema. And independent and art/experimental films.”