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79 Ratings

Get Out of the Car

Directed by Thom Andersen
United States, 2010
Documentary, Short


Get Out of the Car is a city symphony film in 16mm composed from advertising signs, building facades, fragments of music and conversation, and unmarked sites of vanished cultural landmarks (including El Monte Legion Stadium and the Barrelhouse in Watts).

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Get Out of the Car Directed by Thom Andersen

Critics reviews

Los Angeles Plays Itself reflected on the disconnect between the physical cityscape and its cinematic distortions but, here, by presenting only the real-life City of Angels in a series of tableaux – up-close and closed-off – Andersen asks us to reflect both on the simple beauties of the urban landscape and the corruption of space by capital.
March 14, 2018
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