Synopsis

If you think you know Los Angeles, think again! A documentary on the multiple realities of Los Angeles, this is a vibrant history of violence, music, witchhunting, beauty, poverty and, of course, redemption. The city is refracted in the lives of 14 of its more illustrious residents (including James Ellroy, Buck Henry, Joan Didion, David Hockney and Gene Norman), and in stunning film images of a lost past. It's a meditation on the soul of a city, the exterminated angel and a thousand other myths that are all completely true.