Exile On Main Street/Los Angeles 1958

Finally saw The Exiles today at the Hammer Museum, I've been curious since seeing clips in Thom Anderson's Los Angeles Plays Itself. It was screened with Kent Mackenzie's short documentary Bunker Hill, filmed when he was a student prior to making The Exiles, the films as a pair representing two very different social demographics and alternate speeds of life on Bunker Hill in the late 1950's. It's a beautifully shot film, politically and cinematicaly ahead of it's time.

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