Sunday, March 06, 2016

"Los Angeles Is Hard to Get Right"

"Incorporating clips from a 1972 BBC documentary, 'City of Gold' likens its protagonist to the late English historian and critic Reyner Banham, a famously optimistic admirer of car-centric sprawl who referred to the freeway 'Autotopia' as one of the 'four ecologies' that make Los Angeles so unique.
"'City of Gold,' whose protagonist describes his understanding of the taco as 'overly romantic,' offers an almost utopian vision of urban life in which good food can temporarily transcend borders of race, class and gender."

Akiva Gottlieb in the Los Angeles Times talks with Laura Gabbert and Jerry Henry about their new documentary on food writer Jonathan Gold.

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