Last night I saw Los Angeles Plays Itself for the second time courtesy of the Austin Film Society's Doc Tour. What a glorious film! It's a movie lover's delight -- a superb meditation on movies and Los Angeles, beautifully constructed and written by film historian Thom Andersen.
It's hard to see, hamstrung by the hundreds of clips and current state of Fair Use confusion. But I urge you to try, and put it on your "Need to See" lists for the day it finally does become more widely available on DVD. It's superb.
In the meantime, you can read more about it by Chale Nafus, Director of Programming, Austin Film Society.